One of the leading exponents of Banaras Gharna Pt. Hanuman Misra spent his whole life serving the cause of music. His earnestness and determination to establish Sarangi as a well-acclaimed instrument in the world immensely inspired his younger brother Pt. Gopal Misra and guided him to attain mastery of the instrument. He was renowned not only as an accompanist but also for his solo performances which delighted audiences. It is no exaggeration to mention that to find a melodious player like him is a distant possibility even today. Music lovers have always appreciated his genius, and he was duly honoured and revered by lot of institutions in the country for his noteworthy and remarkable services. He received numerous awards like the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Kashi Ratna Award, etc.