From: Musicians of India by Amal Das Sharma:
Shamta Prasad Misra (Gudai Maharaj b. 1924), the ‘Tabla Samrat’ is a world-famous Tabla player. In addition to his family elders he studied also under Bikkuji (Maharaj) Misra…He is a great devotee of Goddess Kali-Mata. His sons are promising musicians. He has been honoured with several titles and awards including the ‘Padma Bhushan’ on January 26, 1991. His disciples include Chandrakant Kamat, Jerul Masi, Basant Pawar, Maniklal Das, Manik Popatkar, Nabakumar Panda and Satyendra Narayan Vashisht.