Your playlists are one of the most intimate things that you’d share. Ever wondered about the story of people who put life to the songs you hear?
Here, we share the overwhelming story of Shyam Ravishankar, a 21 year old award winning professional musician who moonlights as an engineer at a startup. He is a student of Padma Vibhushan Chevaliar Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna and Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. M. Chandrasekaran. Began learning music at the age of three, Shyam has never crossed a day in eighteen years where he hasn’t touched the strings. He is a competent keyboardist and violinist.
Shyam is a recipient of the CCRT Central Government of India Scholarship from 2008 and also has been featured in The Guinness Book of World Records. His accolades include Bala Kala Ratna from Bala kalasaragam Trust, Youth Excellence Award from the Rotary Club of Madras Mount and many more.
He has also won awards from organizations like Reliance, The Music Academy of Madras, IIM Bangalore, IIT Madras and more. He has performed over 650 concerts and has worked with the biggest musicians like Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Ilaiyaraaja, Benny Dayal to name a few.
Shyam plans to collaborate with the best musicians in the world, overall the genres there is. All he aims to do is enjoy his music. He believes that it is not his ambition but his passion. He calls out to the young and counsels them that fame, money and success may or may not follow you. But as long as you do what you love, you’ll go to bed with a smile on your face.
A.R. Rahman has recently released Shyam’s fusion album which features Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna on the vocals. We wish the young achiever good luck and hope that he accomplishes more as he grows.
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