He started learning initially from his father Shri Atchut Raikar & later from Pt. B. S. Math (Violinist from Dharwad).
He also learnt from Pt. Vasantrao Kadnekar of Goa & in order to acquire the advanced skill of playing the violin, he came to Mumbai
& started learning from from Padmashri Pt. D. K. Datar, the legendary violinist in the year 1986 , who accepted him as his disciple
& imparted the techniques of playing the violin in the gayaki ang (vocal style) & soon he began to accompany his Guru on the violin.
Once in 1996 Gaan Saraswati Kishori Amonkar the leading exponent of Jaipur Atrauli Gharana happened to see him playing Raga Hamsadhwani
on the TV show & was impressed with his talent & style of playing the violin. She offered to teach him the nuances of the Jaipur Atrauli
style & he thereby became her dedicated disciple. He considers himself as privileged to have remained her accompanying violinist until
her last breath & was fortunate that even during his absence, he was never replaced by any other violinist for her vocal recital.
He has cultivated his musical style as an ideal blend of the tutelage he has received from Gurus of high acclaim. His listeners
appreciate his soothing & soul touching performance on the violin evolved into a unique individual style.
He has performed Classical Music concerts in India as well as USA, Germany, Switzerland, France, UAE, & East African countries.
He has established “Raikar Academy of Violin Pt, D. K. Datar Parampara” in the year 2006 to preserve & promote Hindustani Music on
violin especially to propagate 'gayaki' style of playing the violin.
The students of varying ages from different parts of India and abroad come to learn from him. Some of the established instrumentalists
also come to take advance training of “Gayaki ang” from him.
He has formed his own orchestra named as "Colors of Violin" Where in all students perform in group.