Prafulla Athalye is a professional Tabla player, an "A" grade artist of All India Radio, a National winner of All India Inter University competition,1995 and one of the senior most disciples of Tabla legend, late Ustad Allarakha.
He started learning at 6 and so far has been learning for about 32 years. Currently, he is learning under Pt.Arvind Mulgaonkar. He has performed several times on Radio and Television in India for various channels.
He has performed many solo as well as accompaniment concerts in several gulf, european, north American and east asian countries. He has had an honor of accompanying legends of Indian Classical Music such as Ustad Allarakha, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Jasraj, Pt.Birju Maharaj, Dr.Smt.N.Rajam, Pt.Budhdhadev Dasgupta, Pt. Brij Narayan, Pt.Ajay Pohankar, etc and many others.