Ajay Ponkshe

Ajay Ponkshe

 

Brought up in a diverse background, Ajay started singing at an early age of 5 years. While he was singing Christmas carols as the lead singer in one of his school’s cultural programs, he was spotted by his Guruji (teacher, in the audience) who offered to make Ajay his ‘Shagird’ (student).

Ajay learned classical vocal music from his Guriji Shri Rana Jha for the several years where his Guruji taught him the nuances of sur, taal and laya (music notes and beats). A career into Medicine found him with less time to devote to music although he kept up with his riyaaz (practice).

Ajay came to United States in 1995 to pursue higher studies in Pediatrics and Neonatology. In 2004 Ajay was selected to participate in the famous TV contest SA RE GA MA PA held in Dubai where he performed commendably against his competitor, who is  now successful playback singer in the Indian music industry.

Ajay currently lives in Cincinnati with his family and works at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He devotes available time to better his understanding of music.