Ramakrishnan Murthy started his early vocal Carnatic Music lessons in 1997 – at the age of 8 – with Smt. Padma Kutty of Irvine, CA, Ramakrishnan, since 2001, has been underdoing advanced training from vidwan Delhi Sri P. Sunderrajan.
Rajkumar Bharathi, great grandson of Mahakavi Subrahmanya Bharathi, learnt vocal music from his mother, Lalitha Bharathi, and later from Valliyur Gurumurthi. He then underwent advanced training from Dr. M Balamuralikrishna and T V Gopalakrishnan.
Revered vocalist R.K.Srikantan, who turned 90 on January 14, completed 75 years as a career musician. Incidentally, it is also the 15th anniversary of the R.K. Srikantan Trust. The present approach to music, he feels, is very different from that of earlier years, when there was complete devotion and dedication to the art.