The Team

PRESIDENT – Vid. Arjun Kumar, Mridangam Maestro

Arjun Kumar stands apart as one of the most sought after, most high-spirited, competent and respected Mridangam artistes of today. He has enthralled music lovers world over for the past four decades with his inimitable style, novelty, fine aesthetics and precision in creating unabated rhythm patterns through his Mridangam. He is the most prominent disciple of the Mridangam legend, Padmavibhushana Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman and an A-Top ranking artiste of AIR. ‘Mridanga Pungavaha’, ‘Mridanga Yuva Jyothi’, ‘Tanjavur Vaidyanatha Iyer Memorial Award’, ‘Mridanga Vadya Chatura’, Best Mridangam’ are some of the awards conferred upon him. He has performed extensively in all the leading organisations, sabhas, music conferences and cultural festivals of India and across the globe.

VICE-PRESIDENT – Vid. Vrinda Acharya, Carnatic Vocalist and Scholar

Vrinda, who has been recognised as one of the best Carnatic vocalists of Karnataka, is a multi-faceted personality. She is known for her captivating voice, uncompromising classicism and profound scholarship is quite popular with the rasikas of Carnatic Music. A disciple of Sangeetha Kalarathna Vid. Neela Ramgopal, Vrinda is ably guided by her husband Vid. Arjun Kumar. She has performed extensively in India and abroad at the most prestigious sabhas and institutions, presented papers and given lecdems in many conferences and conducted several music workshops. ‘Aryabhata Award’, ‘Ananya Yuva Puraskara’, ‘Pratibha Puraskara’, ‘Best vocalist’, ‘Best Youth Artist award’ are some of her laurels. She is a graded artist of AIR, recipient of Central and State scholarships, research fellowships and rank holder in the Vidwat Music examination.

SECRETARY – Sri B.S. Skanda Prasad

An MBA graduate and a SAP Consultant working with Deloitte, Skanda is deeply rooted in the traditional values of Vedic Sanathana Dharma and inclined towards Indian culture and arts. He is an ardent connoisseur of Carnatic Music and also learning mridangam from revered Guru Mridangam maestro Vid. Arjun Kumar. His dynamic and enterprising personality, and inter personal skills are his greatest strengths.

TREASURER – Sri N.Srinivasa Raghavan

Raghavan is a postgraduate in Applied Sciences from PSG Tech, Coimbatore. He works as a Technical Director with National Informatics Centre, Government of India. He learnt mridangam from Vid. Udumalai Khanjira Ramanathan and has performed in various vocal and dance concerts. He has been associated with Nrityabharti Academy of Dance, Ahmedabad since 20 years and has performed in countries like Austria, Germany and Kenya. Presently he is advancing his skills under the tutelage of Mridangam Maestro Vid. Arjun Kumar.

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