Flute Visveshwar

About Us

Shri Gurubyo Namaha.

Born on 2nd Aug 1996

  • Academics

Schooling in Modern Sr Sec School, Nanganallur, Chennai-61 from LKG to 12th Standard

B.E.(Mech Engg) from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

Pursuing Masters in Engineering Management at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

 

  • Music

My Gurus –

Shri Singanallur V Ramaraja, Grandfather and first Guru

Dr R.S.Jayalakshmi, Veena Vidwan and Retired Professor from the Music Department of Madras University

Shri Kallidaikurichi M Balakrishnan, Violin Vidwan

Shri S.R.D.Vaithianathan, Nadaswaram Maestro

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

In Apr 2006, as a 9 ½ years old , I was blessed with an unexpected opportunity.

Lord Navaneetha Krishna destined that initiation into the music world was to be in the Swati Utsavam of the Lord at the Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple in Nanganallur.  Maiden public performance happened at the lotus feet of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha in Oonjal Seva.  Yes, it was an auspicious beginning for me, my elder brother Ram, who played Violin and our best friend Santosh Kumar, who played Mridangam.

JOINING ISSAI MAZHALAI GROUP OF SHRI ABASWARAM RAMJHI

At this juncture, destiny guided through our family friend Smt Sesha Kalyanaraman of Nanganallur, into the safe hands of Shri Abaswaram Ramjhi.  This paved the way for me to join a large pool of highly talented young artists.  Shri Abaswaram Ramjhi’s “Issai Mazhalai” (Music Infants) is the first professional music group, comprising of only school children, in the whole of the country. Through his tireless and selfless efforts, Shri Ramjhi secured opportunities to the Issai Mazhalais.  Thanks to Shri Ramjhi, I peformed concerts in some of the Sabhas in the city, Shanmukhananda Sabha, Bombay and Delhi Tamil Sangam with the accompaniment of similarly talented children on violin, mridangam and ghatam.  By Jul 2013 I performed on more than 500 stages.

FAMILY

Father, Nagarajan.R is working in State Bank of India as a Special Assistant.  He was born, brought up in Neyveli since his father late shri Ramachandran worked in NLC Ltd.  He had his schooling in NLC High School, Mandarakuppam, Neyveli-2 and as the first batch of +2 studied in NLC Boys Hr Sec School, Block-10, Neyveli-1.  He feels proud to say that Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan is his classmate in +1,+2.  He studied in Poompuhar Peravai Kalloori.  My paternal grand father hailed from Perunthottam village near Tiruvengadu, Sirkali Taluk, Tanjore Jilla (Presently Nagapattinam Dist). His cousin lives in Vanagiri (Poompuhar), a village near perunthottam.

Mother, Vijayalakshmi S.R. is also working in SBI, in Adhambakkam Branch, Chennai.  She learnt violin from her father shri Singanallur Venkatakrishnan Ramaraja. She did her schooling in Kendriya Vidyalaya school, Meenambakkam (KVM) and graduation in Vaishnav College for Women, Chromepet.  notwithstanding a major health set back in 1998, that she valiantly faced, she efficiently manages home and office commitments.

Grandfather Shri Singanallur V Ramaraja, the 89 year young, industrious and busy thatha is the man behind my  steady progress.  He worked in Defence Accounts (CDA). He had no formal coaching but is a good player of flute.

We live in Madipakkam, Chennai – 600 091, TN, India

Visveshwar Nagarajan

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