Mallikarjun Mansur, a distinguished vocalist of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, was born on 31 December, 1910 in Dharwad District
, northern Karnataka
. He took lessons from Nilkantha Buwa, Manji Khan, and Burji Khan. Mallikarjun Mansur developed his unique style of rendering rare raga
s. He was recipient of several awards including Kalidas Samman and Padma Vibhushan. He died at the age of 82.