Instrument/Style: Mridangam/ Thavil
Member of Tarang since: 2015
Gurus: Nathamani Muthu Sivarajah, Neyveli Venkatesh
What is the biggest influence on your music? My father and my gurus
How did your Milap journey start? It started from 2007, then I was a member of Samyo, from then it has been the best experience for me musically and has definitely given me a lot of opportunities, which I will cherish for life.
What is your proudest musical achievement to date? I would say when I accompanied for Unnikrishnan, performing at the Royal Albert Hall and played along my guru Neyveli Venkatesh
I became a musician because… I had a passion for it since I was really little, I enjoy rhythm, I feel rhythm is ascetically fills our heart when it blends with music.
Who are your favourite artists? Palani Subramanium Pillai, Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, Sanjay Subrahmanyan and AR Rahman
If I could make my artistic dream come true I would… I would like to perform with AR Rahman, which will be a dream come true as I have always been touched by his music and will also see how AR Rahman creates his magic of melodies
When you’re not playing music, what are your favourite things to do? I enjoy playing cricket and watching football
If I wasn’t a musician, I would be… I would be working in a corporate company
What is you favourite musical memory? When I performed at the the prestigious festival of celebrating the life of the great composer Thyagaraja
Sum up Tarang in 3 words: Unique, Energetic, Catchy
The thing I like most about being a Tarang member is… The exposure we get from great artists is very inspiring to work with and motivate us in the right way.
The thing I am most excited about as a Tarang member is… To regularly meet with my Tarang family, every rehearsal is fun and very exciting.