Manu Rajeev is hailed from a family of highly politically conscious, actively practicing artists and writers. Sri. P.K Balakrishnan, His grand father, began his political carrier as a freedom fighter and became an activist during the formative period of the communist movement in Kerala. His father Prof. B. Rajeevan is a renowned literary critic and writer in Malayalam. He was a pro democratic cultural activist during the emergency period and harassed by the state for his political conviction. His books on criticism and political theory have won several awards. His mother, a poet-painter, Savithri Rajeevan is a major poet in Malyalam whose poems have been translated into several Indian languages and also into English, Swedish and Spanish.
￼His guru in Carnatic music is Changanassery Madhavan Namboodiri. He studied at the Delhi University Music Faculty, learning Western Classical under Ruth Key Thaipei from Delhi School Of Music.
Salim Vishwamitra - Sitar Maestro
Salim belongs to Delhi and comes from a family of musicians. He started his Music training under Shri. Ravinder Dev Tailang and later trained under Ustad Nurullah Khan, Pt. Subhash nirwan and Ustad Shahid Parvez. After his studies at the Delhi University Music Faculty, he started his career working with some great talents like Pt. Briju Maharaj, Guru Gitanjali Lal, Pt. Rajender Gangani and Ravinder Jain(music director).
Salim’s performances took him to countries like Japan, Turkey, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. He was the recipient of the Ustad Mustaq Ali Khan Award and Pandit V.G.Jog Memorial award in from Delhi University in 2005. Salim is an excellent musician as well as a great teacher to many. He is one of the most talented Sitar players in Northern India.
Kuldeep Mishra - Tabla
Kuldeep belongs to the city of Allahabad. He finished his studies from the Avadh University. He mastered the art of playing the Tabla from Shri. Prayag Sangeet Samiti from Allahabad. His Gurus Include Mr. Sandeep Chakaborty(Allahabad) and Pt. Govind Chakraborty (Delhi). He belongs to both Delhi and Varanasi Gharanas. He received the Taalmani Award from Mumbai, the Kala Paraveen Honorship from Rashtra Bhasa Prachar Samiti and many more.
Vishal- Drums and Percussions
Vishal is an excellent Drummer and percussionist and he hails from Delhi. With an experience of 10 years, he has performed with artists like Hans Raj Hans, Roop Kumar Rathod, Shankar Sahani, Vinod Rathod, Anoop Jalota, Anuradha Paudwal and Kailash Kher.