T.R Mahalingam ( Mali )
Flute Raman’s Guru Guru T.R Mahalingam has had a big impact on Raman’s career
Raman was blessed and privileged to have spent time with this flute wizard during his teens . Raan had the opportunity to spend time and get blessings and guidance with this maestro during his performance visits to Mysore. Flute Raman has accompanied on many occasions with the shruthi peti accompaniment for T.R Mahalingam and the most memorable one was Mysore Durbar Hall concert.
Raman had a dream to perform on the same stage and years later he performed on the same stage. Many complex ragas which don’t have any equivalent in any other forms of music like Thodi , Anandabhairavi , Varali , Ahiri , Raman learnt these ragas from listening to this flute legend and as a tribute he is planning to do a Re Live Mali Tour soon .
Dr N Ramani
Flute Raman is one of the prominent torch bearers of Dr N Ramani Style of Flute Playing
He was blessed to receive intense training from the legend for more than 15 years and has performed duet with his Guru .
Flute Raman during his childhood accompanied Ramani on tanpura for several years before joining him as a students
In one of his occasions he played for Ramani sir the Bindumalini and Kharahara priya Raga and immediately the Legend accepted Flute raman ashis disciple and till his last day flute Raman was his favorite disciple.
Raman had the privilege of performing Flute duet and trios with Dr N Ramani on many occasions and this was a great turning point in his career
Flute Raman surprised his Guru Dr N Ramani on of such occasions where he played Raga Lathangi in a difficult Transposed fingering (with Sadharana Gandharam as tonic note) and Ramani sir hugged him immediately after the concert was over and this is one of the most memorable moments of Flute raman’s Career
Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Flute Raman had several opportunity while working at All india Radio to meet and get guidance from this Hindustani Flute Maestro
The main advice given by Pt Hariji was to create a unique style and develop your own style and not play like others which really inspired Flute Raman to create his own style
Sri K.S Gopalakrishnan
Flute Raman was very blessed to have guidance from this great legend KSG sir as he fondly called
KS Gopalakrishnas music deeply influenced Flute Raman to create a blend between his Guru Dr N ramani and KS Gopalakrishna’s Style
Raman’s playing alog got high influence of Pt Hairji and his vast experience in playing for more than two decades in the movie industry
Sri A.V Prakash
Flute Raman’s first Guru was Sri AV Prakash who hails from a musical family from Mysore .
Raman had several years of training with Sri AV Prakash and was also awarded the NCERT scholarship during his training with Sri AV Prakash.
Flute Raman was blessed to have his initial training with AV Prakash from the age and his first concert at the age 13. His guru played the tanpura for his arangetram at the age of 13. Later he had advanced intensive training with Dr N Ramani and was blessed to get guidance from the Flute wizard TR Mahalingam. During his Bangalore days at All India Radio he had guidance from his favorite flautist KS Gopalakrishnan.