Flautist Santosh Sant hails from a family of musicians from Gwalior, and received his early training in Hindustani classical music from his father Vasantrao Sant, a Gwalior gharana vocalist. He was subsequently trained by Gwalior based sitar player Shriram Umdekar. Santosh Sant later moved to Mumbai to learn from flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia.
Santosh accompanies his guru regularly in concerts and also performs as a solo artiste in several prestigious music festivals.
He is the recipient of the gold medal awarded by the Department of Culture, Government of India, and the Directorate General of All India Radio in 1990. He was also honoured with the Abhinav Kala Samman by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of Madhya Pradesh.
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