Born in a family of music admirers, Prasad got his inspiration and liking for the instrument from his father Shri Vilas Padhye. Prasad received his initial training in Tabla from Shri. Aamod Dandge, Kolhapur. He has received his advanced training in Mumbai, under the able guidance of renowned Scholar and Performer, Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar, and currently, is under the tutelage of legendary tabla exponent of Punjab Gharana, Pt. Yogesh Samsi.
He is a recipient of the prestigious National Scholarship awarded by the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India and has been awarded The Valhe Mama Award, and Pt.V.D.Paluskar Award, by Sharada Sangeet Vidyalaya, Bandra, Mumbai. He was recently awarded a Scholarship, meant for young promising Artists, by “Mhaiskar Foundation” in collaboration with “Chaturanga”