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Manoj Siva


A highly skilled and accomplished mridangist was exposed to Carnatic music by his father A.N.Siva a great lover of Carnatic Music and mother Akhila a gold medalist from The Music College, Chennai. Initially, he trained under Sangeetha Kalanidhi Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer and Srirangarajapuram Jayaraman. He received advance training from Padmashri Palakkad R. Raghu. An "A grade artist of the AIR, Manoj Siva is the recipient of several awards from a very young age and for the past 20 years he has accompanied many doyens in the field of carnatic music in concerts all over the world.