Annada Prasanna Pattanaik (Popularly known as Butto) was born into a musical family in Kiriburu - a hill station, where one can breathe music in its air. It's a small hill station situated in the State of Orissa, India. As a toddler, he was presented with a bamboo flute as a toy by his mother, at the age of four. Since then, this small piece of Bamboo has continued to play an integral role in his Life. As a child, he staged his first solo stage performance when he was just seven.