Chintan is born in the cultural ambience of Bhavnagar city, an erstwhile princely state with a musical heritage of nurturing stalwarts like Padmashri Pt. Balwant Bhatt, Pt. Yashwantrai Purohit, Pt. Rasiklal Andhariya. He received his initial musical tutelage from his parents, both being scholastic teachers of music & musicology and also from their Guru, Shri Laxmipati Shukla, a noted disciple of the legendary musician, Pt. Omkarnath Thakur and Shri Ashvin Andharia, nephew of Late Pt. Rasiklal Andharia. The journey began, with Chintan, after standing first (Bhavnagar Centre) in the Sangeet Alankar examination conducted by Bruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti, joined Lalit Kala Kendra of Pune University for a Masters degree in Music and received National Scholarship from Govt. of India; he completed the course under the mentorship of Dr. Vikas Kashalkar and Shri Vijay Koparkar, the noted Classical Khyal Vocalists of Pune.