Born in the family of a contractor Marot Rao, Sundarabai was a child prodigy and had her early training in Satara and then Pune. She trained in Hindustani classical music as also folk forms of Marathi like the Lavani and was famous for her melodious Bhajans and Ghazals. Her diction in Hindi and Urdu too were phenomenal. She was the official music director for Bal Gandharva’s Theatre Company and scored the music for his plays like ‘Ekach Pyala’. She was a prominent figure of All India Radio Bombay Station and also acted in Prabhat Films’ ‘Manoos’, remade in Hindi as ‘Aadmi’. She inspired all her fellow women artists to sing on the gramophone and radio as that was the way forward for them all. : Bai Sundara Bai sings the song ‘Bhulvila mama jeev boha’ set in Marathi language.