Awards and Recognition
- Scholarship during the year 1997-1998 by The Music & Dance Academy of Karnataka.
- ‘Yuva Pratibha’ award by The Directorate of Kannada and Culture, Govt. of Karnataka, in 2004.
- ‘Award of Excellence’ from Sri Guru Ganayogi Panchakshara Sangeet Yogashram Trust, Chennai in 2004.
- ‘Nada Kishore’ by the Nada Bramha Sangeet Sabha of Mysore, in 2006
- ‘Surmani’ by the Sur Singar Samsad of Mumbai, in 2008.
Presently, Sameer lives in Mysore, India. Apart from his busy schedule, he takes out time to teach a handful of dedicated students of Bansuri.