Kesarbai Kerkar was a renowned singer of Jaipur Gharana. She became a versatile vocalist under the guidance of eminent musicians such as
Ustad Alladiya Khan
, Ramkrishnabuva Vaze and Bhaskarbuva Bakhale. She lived most of her life in Maharashtra
. The government of India honored her with Padma Bhushan, and Maharashtra Government with the title, 'Maharashtra Rajya Gayika.'