Vikram Sampath was born in Bangalore. He did his undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, before doing his master's in mathematics from BITS Pilani in 2003. He subsequently did an MBA in finance from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. He currently works in the retail banking division of a leading multinational bank in Bangalore. His work is regularly published in leading dailies and magazines like the Hindu, the Deccan Herald and Jet Wings. Vikram is also a student of Carnatic classical vocal music and subjects related to history, art and culture are close to his heart.
The earliest recordings of Indian music are characterised by the high-pitched announcement, 'My name is Gauhar Jaan.' This declaration epitomised a milestone in the history of Indian classical music, one that would forever change its content, structure and style.