He is an accomplished classical pianist, the first to be awarded India’s national honour, the coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi youth award in 2010 for creative and experimental music. His various collaborative works – with several of India’s top artistes like U Shrinivas, Rakesh Chaurasia, Lalgudi Krishnan, Gaurav Mazumdar and others have come in for critical acclaim. He has produced ten highly popular albums in collaboration with Sikkil Gurucharan. He is also associated with a wide variety of film and popular music composers and musicians. He is the founder of the hugely successful “Rhapsody” music education initiative that reaches out to nearly 75000 children across Southern India.