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Dr.KSS, as he's known, is a veena player in the Karaikudi Veena Tradition. He is the grandson of Karaikudi Subbarama Iyer and adoptive son of Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer. Patantara's beginnings are tied to the pedagogy of Dr.KSS practiced at Brhaddhvani. He's been both instrumental and supportive of all our efforts towards making high quality distance music education possible right from Patantara's origins back in 2013 or so.
Mathuriga and Thenuga Thevapalan
Mathuriga (@mathuriga) and Thenuga (@ThenugaST) are Danish citizens of Sri Lankan origin who're currently learning veena in Gurukulam manner from Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian, at Brhaddhvani, in Chennai. Patantara owes a lot to the Thevapalan sisters for their constant support (and patience) from the moment they began using Patantara for their own learning.
Mathuriga, alongside her training at Brhaddhvani, is currently also pursuing a Masters by Research at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
Thenuga, alongside her training at Brhaddhvani, is currently pursuing a Research Master’s degree in music at University College Cork, Ireland.