He took his initial musical training under Pandit Chaganlal Sharma. He learned Thumri, Dhrupad and Khayal forms of classical music under Ustad Jamaal Khan. To pursue a career in music, he relocated to Mumbai in 1965. He has composed several Ghazal Albums. Some of his most noteworthy films are Saath Saath, Sarforash, Prem Geet, Tarkeeb and Tum Bin just to name a few. He has worked for almost five decades in the industry and to his credit name, he has released over 80 albums. He recorded and composed songs written by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji and these albums are Samvedna and Nayi Disha.
He was the foremost Indian composer to manoeuvre multi-track recording for his famous album, Beyond Time in 1987. In addition to Ghazals, he has also sung various Gurbani and Bhajans. His noted albums are Maa, Hare Krishna, Hey Ram..Hey Ram.., and Man Jeetai Jagjeet among others. The last time he has performed on a concert was in 2011 in The Indian Public School, Dehradun.
He married popular singer Chitra Singh in 1969. The couple had a son Vivek, who died in a Road Accident in 1990.