Shrinivas was born in Palakol in West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh on February 28, 1969. As a very young boy Shrinivas was a normal child in school except that he seemed to have an ear for music.
Puttaraj Gawai was an Indian musician excelling in Hindustani Classical tradition. He has written more than 80 books in Kannada, Sanskrit and Hindi languages. He has learned to play many instruments such as Veena, Tabla, Mridangam, Violin, etc. He is popular for his devotional music.
Shivkumar Sharma (born January 13, 1938, Jammu, India) is an Indian santoor player. The santoor is a folk instrument from Kashmir and Jammu. Sharma is often referred to by the title Pandit.
An exponent of the Pudukottai style of mridangam, Guruvayur Dorai (his real name being Vaidynathan) was born in Guruvayur, Kerala, to G.S. Krishna Iyer and Meenakshi. His father was a priest and mother, a housewife. He has two brothers and three sisters. His sister Guruvayur Ponnammal was a highly reputed singer at the time. His other sister is a reputed music teacher in Madras, while his brother, G.K.Rajamani is a notable violinist living in Palghat (Kerala).
Sundaram Balachander (January 18, 1927 – April 13, 1990), born in Madras was an Indian self-taught veena player.His ancestors were from the Tanjore area, which is acclaimed as the seat of culture and fine arts in South India. His grandfather is Rao Saheb Vaidyanatha Iyer. He was born to V. Sundaram Iyer and Parvathi alias Chellamma. His elder brother S. Rajam is a well-known singer and teacher, and a gifted artist as well. His elder sister is Jayalakshmi (who later acted as M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar’s pair in Sivakavi), Saraswathi was his younger sister, followed by the twins Kalpagam and Gopalaswami.
K. S. Gopalakrishnan is one of the most renowned & respected Carnatic flautists from Kerala. His musical talents were noticed right from the age of 9. Nurtured & shaped by his illustrious father Sri. K. Shankaranarayana Iyer & later by Sri K. Raghava Varier of Thiruvanthapuram,
Adambakkam Shankar is a disciple of M. Rajappa Iyer. He is a graded ghatam artist of All India Radio and television.
K. Bhaskaran was born on 30 April 1961 to Lakshmi Krishnamurthi and K. Krishnamurthi, and brought up in Mylapore, in the city of Chennai. Bhaskaran started formally learning the flute from Mayavaram Saraswathi Ammal,
Emani Sankara Sastry was born on September 23, 1922 and died on 1987, was a renowned Veena player of Carnatic music. Sankara Sastry was born on September 23, 1922 in Draksharama, Andhra Pradesh.
TN Krishnan, a child prodigy, made his debut concert at the age of eight. At a young age he accompanied legends like
Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Musiri Subrmania Iyer, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar and Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer.