In the year 1948 at Jabalpur, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, a child took birth to be named as Ajay. His inclination towards music was natural as at the age of ten when other children of his age were fond of playing, Ajay was deeply engrossed in exploring the intricacies of ragas. It was destined to be so since his mother, Dr.Smt. Sumeet Pohankar of Kirana Gharana groomed her child. He was fortunate to have occasional interactions with the great Ustad Amir Khan too.
Pt. Ajay Pohankar, as he is known today, is the most sought out artistes for his deep involvement and aesthetically well structured presentation of notes in whatever form the composition is set. Bestowed with rich melodious voice with full command over modulation, his singing reflects the maturity woven with wide range of emotions he creates in his listeners. Be it an aesthetic élan pertaining to the Indian Classical music, devotional appeal for the divine or experimentation with various musical aspects, Pt. Ajay Pohankar has created his niche in all the fields.