Dr. Ramesh Mishra 'Sur-Mani' is son of late Pt. Daya Shankar Mishra (Tabla Maestro) and Smt. Chandrawati Mishra (a renowned Music Teacher) at Ayodhya (U.P). He belongs to "Awadh Gharana" an old tradition of Hindustani Music.
Dr. Ramesh Mishra learnt vocal music later under the guidance of international fame "Taan Samrat" late Ut. Naseer Ahmed Khan Sahib (Delhi Gharana) , "Bharat Ratan" late Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Ji (Kirana Gharana). Now he is taking guidance time to time from Ut. Iqbal Ahmed Khan (The real custodian of Delhi Gharana).
Dr. Ramesh Mishra secured "Ph.D." from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh (M.P.) & 'Sahitayacharya' from Dr. Sampuranand Vishwvidyalaya, Varanasi (U.P). Further 'Sahitya Ratan' & 'Sangeet Parveen' (Vocal) from Uttar Pradesh.
Besides all these he has been awarded by "Sahitaya Kala Parisad", Delhi and "Surmani" award by "Sur Singar Academy", Bombay. He was honoured by "President's Award" in 1988 also.
Dr. Ramesh Mishra gives several performances in India & in various countries like France, England , Switzerland & Singapore etc.
His superb display of the most difficult technicalities of the Hindustani Classical Khayal, Dhrupad-Dhamar, Thumri-Dadra, Tarana as well as Light Classical like Chaita, Chaiti, Hori, Kajri, Bhajan & Awadhi folk music shows that he has attained mastery over both streams of Indian Classical Music.