He learnt music preliminaries from Tirukkattupalli
Govindaraja Pillai, an eminent Nadaswaram exponent.
Later took Thanjavur Sri B.M.Sundaram,
the great Musicologist, as his Guru, who shaped his
singing and introduced him to the ocean of Music. He
is ever thankful to his Guru but for whose help he would
not have had the opportunity to sing without fear.