Santosh was known as a child prodigy in music field specially as Harmoniamist. He is the disciple of well renowned harmonium maestro late Pt. Appasaheb Jalgaonkar.
He has been awarded with National Scholarship for Harmonium given by Indian Government .He has played an important role in the internationally popular band MAATI BAANI .He has accompanied many great artists like Pt. Birju maharaj,Ust. Aslam Hussain Khan, Ust. Liy