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Mallikarjun Mansur (1910-1992) was a torrent figure in the world of music and to the Jaipur gharana. He took guidance form Nilkantha Buwa, Manji Khan and Burji Khan. He was famous from a very young age and sang for more than sixty years. His performances featured a variety of rhythmic patterns and imaginative elaboration. There was always special intensity to his singing, a special urgency and earnestness in his treatment of melody. The most captivating aspect of Mallikarjun Mansoor�s music was its dramatic element. His autobiography in Kannada, Nanna Rasayatre, which can be roughly translated as "My Emotional Pilgrimage'', is a masterpiece and throws light on the Hindustani music of his time. He was honoured with Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1982 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1971.