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Berliner Künstlerprogramm and started a teaching course of Indian music at the Hochschule der Künste (HdK), Berlin, set-ting a precedent.      Since 1979

Later Sankha has studied under the tutelage of great maestros like Late Ustad Maseet Khan, Late Ustad Keramatulla Khan and Late Ustad Allarakha Khan in Guru-Shishya Parampara tradition. His high reputation as a performer, composer and teacher stems from his mastery over three leading Gharanas (schools) of Tabla: Farukkabad, Delhi and Punjab.
He was awarded a
scholarship for the talented artists by the Government of India in 1969 and stood 1st class first in the Honours Degree Exam. (B.Mus.); in 1961 he was awarded a gold medal.
Since then he has been invited to perform both as a soloist and to accompany most reputed
musicians in major music

conferences all over India, where he has accompanied the most  famous  musicians, as mentioned above.
Sankha became well known
to European and American audiences through concerts with the great Sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan as well as with Imrat Khan and many other renowned Indian and Western musicians.
Among his memorable concerts are the concerts at the Westminster Abbey, Royal Festival Hall (London), Congress Hall (Berlin) and a two hours Tabla-Solo inaugurating a new studio of RIAS Berlin (radio station) in 1975.
Sankha has the distinction of being the first Indian musician to be invited by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in the


Sankha in Berlin 1976/77

he had been guiding a class on Indian music at the Musik-schule Neukölln (Berlin), at the Istituto Interculturale di Studi Musicali Comparati (Venice), and seminars organized by cultural organisations in Italy, Germany and Holland creating hundreds of music lovers and students.