Pandit D V Kanebua was born in the year 1920, in a small town from Western Maharashtra named Ichalkaranji. In his childhood, Kanebua got inspiration from his father who was an excellent harmonium player. He took his primary education from Pandit Neelkanthbua Jangam, who was a student of Pandit Balkrishanbua Ichalkaranjikar. He took his future education from Pandit Vinayakbua Patwardhan and Pandit Mirashibua of Gwalior Gharana.
Afterwards Kanebua got an opportunity to learn from Ustad Vilayat husain Khasaheb under gurukul (gandabandh) pattern of Agra Gharana. Kanebua was influenced by other gharanas also like Jaipur and Kirana gharana which helped in developing his own unique and different style of singing which reflects all the features and blend of all these gharanas besides Agra-Gwalior.
Besides all the Stalwarts in Hindustani Classical Music he was under a great influence of two maestros from Marathi Natyasangeet, ‘Balgandarva’ and ‘Master Krishanarao’ which again reflects in his singing of Abhangas and Natyasangeet as well.
Kanebuva lived with the philosophy of taking the strains of music from the metros to the small towns and back to the roots of the society, this brings him back to his home town Ichalkaranji in 1960. This strong desire motivated him for arranging musical concerts in the memories of Pt. Balkrishanabua Ichalkarnjikar and many stalwarts from Hindustani Classical Music performed in Ichalkarnaji.
He devoted his full time towards encouraging next generation towards Classical Music through giving them proper education on Gurukul pattern. With his continuous efforts and vision, Indian Classical Music is enriched with many good classical singers like Pt. late Narendra Kanekar, Balasaheb Tikekar , Sharad Jambhekar, Mangala Joshi, Hrishikesh Bodas, Manjusha Patil to name a few.
Kanebua was honored with ‘Sanseetacharya’ given by Gandharva Mahavidyalay, Miraj to appreciate and acknowledged his contribution towards Indian Classical Music. He is also felicitated by Fi foundation as “Guru” and “Best Performer” which is again a rare and unique combination.