Saturday, 31 Mar, 11.04 am Deccan Herald

Sunday Herald
There's no stopping him

Among the brilliant and admired Carnatic musicians of our times, Chitravina N Ravikiran continues to impress with one musical achievement after another. His entry into the world of classical music astounded the greats as, at age two, he could recognise hundreds of ragas. At age five, he performed in vocal concerts. He has been notching up milestones in the nearly five decades since that start.

Consider this. He is the only artiste to have been honoured by the Music Academy at age two with a scholarship in 1969. He was the youngest artiste to receive these awards - Kalaimamani award at 17, Kumar Gandharva award at 29, and Senior SNA award at 38.

And in 2018, Ravikiran became only the third prodigy after Palghat Mani Iyer and Dr M Balamuralikrishna to receive the prestigious Sangita Kalanidhi title, and second chitravina artiste to do so.