Flute Visveshwar

About Us

Shri Gurubyo Namaha.

Presently learning music from –

  • Dr R.S.Jayalakshmi, Retired Professor from the Music Department of Madras University and a great Veena Vidwan and Guru.
  • Shri Singanallur V Ramaraja, maternal grandfather.

First guru is my grandfather.  After taking the early lessons from him, started learning from senior vidwans.

Born on 2nd Aug 1996, had my schooling in Modern Sr Sec School, Nanganallur, Chennai-61 and B.E.(Mech Engg) from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

Graduate Engineer Trainee at TVS Tyres, Madurai since July 2017.

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.  First 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. Not many children are blessed to get such an auspicious beginning at the tender age.

JOINING ISSAI MAZHALAI GROUP OF SHRI ABASWARAM RAMJHI

At this juncture, destiny guided Visveshwar, through their family friend Smt Sesha Kalyanaraman of Nanganallur, into the safe hands of Shri Abaswaram Ramjhi.  This paved the way for Visveshwar 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 secures opportunities to the Issai Mazhalais.  Thanks to Shri Ramjhi, Visveshwar has played in some of the Sabhas in the city, Shankukhananda Sabha, Bombay and Delhi Tamil Sangam at this tender age with the accompaniment of similarly talented children on violin, mridangam and ghatam.  By Jul 2013 Visveshwar has performed on more than 500 stages.

Visveshwar’s family

Father, Nagarajan.R is working in State Bank of India, Vepery Branch, Chennai as a Special Assistant.  He was born, brought up in Neyveli since his father late shri Ramachandran worked in NLC Ltd.  Nagarajan 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 Neyveli Santhanagopalan is his classmate in +1,+2. Nagarajan’s father hailed from Perunthottam village near Tiruvengadu, Sirkali Taluk, Tanjore Jilla. 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 her 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 88 year young, industrious and busy thatha is the man behind Visveshwar’s steady progress.  He worked in Defence Accounts (CDA). He had no formal coaching under any guru but he is a good player of flute.  Out of  his personal interest he learnt several keerthanais and written down elaborate notations with a mix of different artistes’ styles.

We live in Madipakkam, Chennai-91

Visveshwar Nagarajan

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