Well with this background I should have been a natural at music,
but it wasn't to be. I was forced everyday for almost 10 years to attend my Mridangam classes. I was the first student of
my Guru, Vidwan.H.S.Sudhindra who is a front line Mridangist today. And it is due to his Herculean effort and great
teaching abilities that I am what I am today in the music arena. Before I go ahead, I would like to mention the instrument
I play now for concerts. I play a stringed percussion Carnatic instrument called Morsing(Mourching, Mugharsing, Gogona, Jewish
Harp) (The instrument in the background is Mourching). This instrument, I picked up by chance at my Master's house and from
then on there was no looking back. I have been playing this instrument for over seven years. Now I am professional musician
and a graded artist from All India Radio in Morsing. I have stood first for the state in the Senior Board exams in Music conducted
by Karnataka Govt...eeeks I hate this bragging.[ My Alter: Come on man its your page, write what U want] .
But the actual challenge lies in performing live on stage. This is
because Carnatic Music is truly live with most of the things being performed are spontaneous and would have been created right
that second. Well if I get into this I will be lost and will be writing volumes. I will write about what I think of Carnatic
Music and many other related topics in a separate link and spare this page of the technicalities.
Now I accompany many artists for concerts in Bangalore and elsewhere.
I am proud to say that I have played in almost all the famous Sabhas and important venues like Raj Bhavan,Ravindra Kalakshetra.
I am on TV [DD,Udaya etc] very often performing. If U happen to see me in action,please call me immediately as I always miss
these programmes. I have received many prizes, awards and scholarships and have also accompanied many senior artists and still
doing so. Oh this is getting too much...."Pardon me Oh Learned... "
But still I am miles away from perfection and this is what keeps me
going. Music is one such thing I feel which no one can master, the more you learn much more you see ahead. Its the most sacred
art form I have come across and it hits you right on your head when success gets to you and keeps you firmly on your feet
and guides you along........