In the late 50s, during his stay in Mumbai, Dr Padmanabh K Joshi met lyricist Shailendra who introduced him to maestros Shankar-Jaikishan. He attended many of their recordings, discussed film music, background music, etc with them. He also met music arranger Sebastian D’Souza and musician-composer Dattaram. Dr Joshi wrote a musical biography of Shankar-Jaikishan in Gujarati and also many articles on SJ and other music directors due to his interest in film music. He compiled and edited a biographical volume on Dr. Vikram Sarabhai in English. He worked in the Indian Space Research Organization, Indian Institute of Management, and Nehru Foundation for Development, Ahmedabad. At present Dr Joshi is organizing Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Archives at the Nehru Foundation for Development, Ahmedabad.