A passionate nature lover, an ardent photographer, an author, a performing musician and on the other hand a full time IT and Telecoms professional, Saleel has pursued the creative passion balancing it very well with his professional career.
With a degree in Telecommunication engineering and a Management post graduate, he has been working for leading conglomerates travelling extensively across the globe for professional commitments.
His solo photography exhibitions have been organized in reputed International art galleries and his photographic work is recognized, awarded and published internationally. Saleel has authored and contributed for several books. His images and articles are often seen in major publications, magazines, online resources and he has been a popular columnist.
Always committed to conservation, he has led some significant conservation activities.He was the first one to study and propose a bird sanctuary transformation of a local lake in his hometown. Saleel is a member, advisor and mentor to various nature conservation bodies and is regularly invited by various organizations to conduct slide shows, talks, speeches, seminars and workshops.
Loves travel, adventure, exploring places and is very keen on speciality cuisines.
Saleel in Music
Born in a family of musicians - Saleel is also a performing artist. He has been playing Tabla in reputed concerts as a soloist and as an accompanist to many renowned musicians and dancers. He received advance training in Tabla from Pt Ramdas Palsule, a senior disciple of Taalyogi Pt Suresh Talwalkar. Saleels parents are noted exponents of Indian classical music, Dr. Shashikant Tambe (father) an acclaimed vocalist and Jayashree Tambe (mother), an established Kathak danseuse.
In the UK, he has performed at most of the prestigious venues like South bank centre London, Lowry Manchester, Sage Gateshead, Nehru Centre, House of Commons, VA Museum, Fairfield Halls, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Brethwait Hall, India now festival, Indian high commission, Gunnersbury event, Llyods Park and also several other venues in Europe.
Several of his music performance clips can be seen on You Tube and other sources. His music has been recorded for CDs, DVDs and films including couple of BBC productions and has also delivered video productions for various organizations. He is actively involved in music workshops, seminars and lec-dems and conducts classes.
Saleel resides in the UK with son Shakunt and wife Deepa, an IT professional and keenly interested in fine arts, yoga and nature.