Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya (TSM) was founded by Late Shri R. S. Verma (Sangeet Acharya) (1890-1991). It was established in the year 1972 in Hapur, District Ghaziabad (UP). He was born in Vhora Kareka, in District Aligarh (U.P.). He was a musician by birth as he learned music under the tutelage of his father Late Shri Hoti Lal Verma, who was a resident of Persoli, Mathura (UP) and lived during 1856 – 1948. He performed at many places in India with his group named “Sangeet Mandli”.
Listening to Late Sh. R.S. Verma’s renditions was a soulful experience and made one feel nearer to God. He was a vocalist of great renown and had a great mastery over instruments like harmonium and tabla.