PRAPANCHAM RAVINDRAN
Born in Thanjavur, from an illustrious musical family, Ravindran is an enterprising popular artiste of high caliber. He has performed with all top ranking artistes all over the world and established a unique place for himself in the world of music.

Sri.Prapancham Ravindran, who learnt under Thanjavur Sri.Rajam Iyer and Balakrishana Naidu, inherited the above legacy. Ravindran started playing from a tender age and attained high-level proficiency in his art. He has accompanied all stalwarts staring from accompanying Sri.Pozhakudi brothers for his Arangetram (debut). He got huge appreciation in his debut itself and still growing further in his stature as a highly sought after percussionist.

Then he moved on to perform in All India Radio and Doordarshan programmes. His accompaniment to all the leading artistes got him a goodwill among the fellow artistes. He was acclaimed by legendaries like Sarvasri Voleti Venkateswarulu, Nedanuri Krishmamoorthy,Emani Sankara Sastri, Annavarappu Ramaswany, Dr.L.Subramaniam,Dr.N.Ramani, M.S.Gopalkrihnan, Prapancham Seetharam,M.Chandrasekaran, Mandolin Srinivas, Trichur Ramachandran,T.V.Sankaranarayanan, A.K.C.Natarajan and many others.

Apart from being an able accompanist, Ravindran has an in born knowledge of Musical acumen that made him perform almost any instrument. Even in his young age, he has given a full-fledged Guitar Concert and had audience in wonder. He has also directed many CD and cassette recordings. He has also composed many songs and recorded them, which were sung by popular Carnatic and film singers.

Ravindran always had a flair for encouraging young artistes. On these lines, he started “Valarum Isai Kalaignargal Manram” a forum for young artistes, which is still running successfully. He started Adhilakshmi Arts Academy in 1993, which became a very successful Sabha.