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Akshay Venkatesan, disciple of Ramesh Srinivasan, Artistic Director, Sarvalaghu Percussion Art Centre, San Jose, California, performed his mridangam arangetram recently at Tattvaloka, Eldams Road, Teynampet. Former Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami was the chief guest and Padma Vibhushan Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna was the guest of honour. On the occasion, an instrumental concert on chitravina was presented by ‘Sangeet Samraat’ N. Ravikiran. He was accompanied by Akkarai S. Subhalakshmi in violin, S. Karthick in ghatam, and Akshay Venkatesan in mridangam.

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