Nishad is the eldest son and disciple of Pt. Sadashiv Pawar.He is a Chaturastra tabla player and has accompanied many great artists like Pt.Shounak Abhisheki, Devaki Pandit, Asha Khadilkar , Pt.Ravi Chari , Pt.Maruti Patil etc . He also has a keen interest in tabla solo and is utilising every bit of knowledge he got from his father. He also has performed in various festivals like Ram Marathe Sangeet Samaroha , Mahapour Rajini , Dhrupad Academy's Sangeet Samaroha at Patna , Halim Academy of Sitar . He is also a professor of Organic Chemistry . He also fills in as the Secretary of Sadashiv Academy of Music.