Kinnar Kumar Seen is the eldest son of Ustad Lachhman Singh Seen. He started learning music from an early age from his father who taught him both tabla and sitar. Since his first radio performance of tabla at the age of 14, he has accompanied many great artists including Ustad Salamat Ali, Laxmi Shankar, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan and Pandit Rajan and Sajan Misra. Kinnar has Masters degrees in both tabla and sitar and has received several gold medals and awards for his performances. Wanting to spread music to other parts of the world, Kinnar came to the USA in 1984 and settled in New York. Here he opened a branch of Sangeet Vilas – an institution founded by his father in Jalandhar in 1950. He lectures regularly in schools and universities and has performed at many prestigious concerts and music festivals throughout Europe and North America.