Born in small town of Central India Sagar (M.P.), young Omprakash was inspired into music by his maternal uncle Mr. Madan Chourasiya and Mr. Pratap Master. He took intensive training of Santoor from well-known musician and teacher late Pt. Lalmani Misra. Pursuing formal study in Vocal Music, he received gold medal from Banaras Hindu University. He graduated in art and music (1960-70); received his Master's degree in Vocal Music from Banaras Hindu University in 1972. In 1975 he did B.Music in Tabla from B. H. U. and received another gold medal. In the same year, 1975 he was honoured with the title of "Surmani" in Kal-Ke-Kalakar (Tomorrow's Musicians) Music Conference, Bombay. In 1974-75 he received scholarship from Governement of India to learn santoor with late Pt. Lalmani Misra.

Government of Madhya Pradesh awarded him Ustad Alauddin Khan music fellowship in 1979-80 to develop new techniques in Santoor. He later received senior fellowship sanctioned by Government of India for the project "The Origin and Comparative Study of Santoor". All India Radio has approved Omprakash Chourasiya as an 'A' grade artiste in santoor. He has participated in several significant music conferences in India and abroad including Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan Vrindavan, Kal-ke-Kalakar Music Conference Bombay, Sangeet Parishad Benaras, Tansen Sangeet Samaroh Gwalior, Alauddin Khan Sangeet Samaroh Maihar, Utsav 79 & Utsav 81 organised by Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, Bhopal. He has visited many asian countries to perform including Nepal and various Europen countries like France etc. A long play record of his Santoor recital was released in Paris. Magna Sound India Pvt. Ltd., Bombay released a cassette and a compact disc of his Santoor recital. Govt. of Madhya Pradesha released a cassette of Vrindgana (Group song) which included poetry of eminent Indian poets musically rendered by Madhukali choir and conducted by Omprakash Chourasiya.

He recdently retired having worked in various postions including Director in Ustad Allauddin Khan Sangeet Academy, Bhopal, whose prestige and nation wide fame in a small period of ten years speaks of the sincere and untiring efforts of Omprakash Chourasiya and his keen interest and understanding of the comtemporary scene of Indian music.  He is the Founder and Director of well-known organization Madhukali which is dedicated to his Gurujee Pt. Lalmani Misra and Vrindagana.  He is also a composer and Director of Madhukali Vrind, Bhopal.  Madhukali is the first ever choir of Madhya Pradesh and Chourasiya is well known for his experimentation with group songs.

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