Arjun Kumar

Category Percussion | Tags Mridangam



Arjun Kumar was born into a family of mridangam artists, and upholds their renowned style on the instrument today. He trained under his father Sri Arjunan as well as TAS Mani and Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, and became one of All India Radio’s youngest top-graded artists. Known for an energetic style, he has accompanied a range of top Carnatic and Hindustani artists.



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