Prasad Purushottam Khaparde is a senior disciple of Ustad Rashid Khan of the Rampur Sahaswan Gharana.Prasad hails from Ghatanji, a small town in Vidarbha Maharashtra.

He was born in 1973, in a family of music loving educationists. His father Purushottamji and mother Sindhutai Khaparde encouraged him to take up music. He began his musical journey with formal music classes at an early age. He gave his first public concert at the age of 7 years. Prasad left his home town on the age of sixteen to persue advanced music.

His initial training in classical music was under the guidance of the eminent gurus of Gwaliar Gharana Shri. Bhalerao guruji , Lt. Pandit D.V Panke and Lt. Pandita Sumantai Choudhari. Later he bacame a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy of Kolkata and since then has been under the tutelage of Ustad Rashid Khan.

Prasad's sonorous and mellifluous voice takes the audiences by storm wherever he sings. From his guru Ustad Rashid Khan, Prasad achieved an authenticity in many aspects of the Rampur Sahaswan Gharana. Now Prasad’s Gayaki has emerged as the perfect blending of various styles of his Gharana and today his name is recognized by connoisseurs as a talented and matured artiste of the current generation.

Prasad received Master’s Degree in Indian classical vocal music in 1997 from Amaravti University . He has worked in Kala Academy Goa, as a Guru and received many awards. Prasad has also sung for the Marathi movie “Thaang” by renowned director Amol Palekar. Prasad has given performances in India and abroad. Some of his notable performances are at Sawai Gandharwa Sangeet Mahotsav Pune, Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan, Jalandhar.

Prasad made spellbinding Universal Fusion work as……
- Universal CD “Indialucia” with Spanish Musician “Miguel Czachowski”.
- Indian Classical with Turkish Music- Composer “Suleyman Erguner”.
- Mesmerised work with great European Composer “Nitin Sawhney” @ Mtv Coke Studiao, India.

Prasad has had very successful and prestigious tours in various countries:
Dubai, Muscat, New Zeeland, Australia, America, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, Paris & Turkey.
Prasad also teaches Hindustani vocal music and has many disciples from India and abroad.

Prasad is always blessed by his spritual Guru Great Saint of Vidarbha Shri Achyut Maharajji and great legends of Indian Classical Music like Bharatratna Lt. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pandita Kishoritai Amonkar, Lt. Pt. A Kanand, Pt. Vijay Kichlu, Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Ajay Chakroborty, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Talyogi Pt. Suresh Talwalkar and many more…