Disciples

 

PRAVEENA ARJUN THODGE

Praveena holds a postgraduate degree in Music from the University of Madras where she was awarded the Gold Medal in 2006. She is a recipient of Scholarships from Ministry of Culture and Junior Research Fellowship of the UGC. She is a ‘B-High’ grade artiste of the All India Radio and is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at the Music Academy Research Centre, Chennai, affiliated to Tumkur University, Karnataka. She relocated to Singapore after marriage in 2008 and has performed numerous times at prestigious venues such as the Esplanade, SIFAS Festival and various temple festivals. She has also been associated with SIFAS, Apsara Arts Dance production and with Singapore Indian Orchestra & Choir (SIOC).






AMRUTHAVARSHINI ANAND

Amruthavarshini, a UGC Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship scholar is almost completing her Doctoral Studies from the Bangalore University, Karnataka. She holds a Post Graduate degree in Music from Queen Mary’s college, Chennai. Amrutavarshini has won several prizes in music competitions conducted in Chennai. She has also trained in the Veena under Late Sri R. Venkatraman. She is presently located in Bangalore and is conducting music classes for learners there.


 


KAVITHA DEVARAJAN

Kavitha holds a postgraduate degree in Music from the University of Madras where she was awarded the Gold Medal in 2002. She also qualified for the post of Lectureship from the UGC. She is a ‘B-High’ grade artiste of the All India Radio. Kavitha is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at the Music Academy Research Centre, Chennai, affiliated to Tumkur University, Karnataka. Kavitha performs duet concerts along with her sister Srilatha Renjith in leading sabhas in Chennai, where their concerts are received well. Presently, Kavitha is running a music school for children in Adyar with more than 50 children learning from her.






JYOTSNA VIVEK

Jyotsna, a senior disciple of Smt. Seetha Rajan, is a recipient of Scholarships from CCRT, Ministry of Culture and Junior Research Fellowship of the UGC. She holds a masters degree in Music and is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at the Music Academy Research Centre, Chennai, affiliated to Tumkur University, Karnataka. Jyotsna has won several Tambura prizes in various music competitions conducted in Chennai and out station. She has also trained in the Veena under Late Sri R. Venkatraman. She is an ‘A’ grade artiste of the All India Radio and is currently located in Hyderabad where she will soon be starting a music school.





V.K.ARUNKUMAR

Arunkumar, a senior disciple of Smt. Seetha Rajan is a software professional located in Denver, USA. He is a recipient of several titles and has won Tambura prizes in various music competitions in Chennai and outstation. Arunkumar is pursuing his masters in Music through distance education from the University of Madras. He is a ‘B-High’ grade artiste of the All India Radio and performs concerts both in USA and in Chennai. 

 


SOWMYA SUDARSHAN

Sowmya came under the guidance of Smt Seetha Rajan at a very young age. She chose the path of music as her main vocation right from her school days. She has completed her masters in Music from Queen Mary’s college. Sowmya has won several Tambura prizes in music competitions conducted in Chennai. She has also trained in the Veena under Late Sri R. Venkatraman. She is presently located in Bangalore and is conducting classes there. She is an ‘A’ grade artiste of the All India Radio and her concerts in various sabhas in Chennai have been very well received.






SRILATHA RENJITH

Srilatha, holds a double Masters degree in Music and Sanskrit with a gold medal in the latter from the University Of Madras. She has been awarded scholarships from CCRT and Ministry of Culture. Srilatha, is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at the Music Academy Research Centre, Chennai, affiliated to Tumkur University, Karnataka. She is a ‘B-High’ grade artiste of the All India Radio and performs duet concerts along with her sister Kavitha Devarajan. They have performed in leading sabhas like Ragasudha Hall, Nadopasana, Asthika Samajam and Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in Chennai, where their concerts were received well. She is currenly located in California, USA.





Dr. K.MANIKANDAN

Manikandan, after his masters in Music, went on to complete his Ph.D from the University of Calicut, Kerala. He is currently a lecturer (Vocal) in University of Calicut, Kerala. A student of Late Sri R. Venkatraman he went on to get a ‘B’ grade in Veena from the All India Radio. He is also a ‘B-High’ grade artiste of the All India Radio in vocal. He is located in Guruvayur and performs concerts all over Kerala.


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