Advisory Council

Pranava is privileged to have richly experienced senior personalities on its Council of Advisers. Their experiences provide a wealth of advice to Pranava in its journey towards excellence.

Each one of these have been selflessly serving Pranava Institute, to make it grow to a newer heights.

Late Ganakalanidhi Vid. Salem P Sundareshan

Late Ganakalanidhi Vid. Salem P. Sundareshan, was from the Thyagaraja parampara, and an unfathomable motivating force, architectured a Sangeetha sabha, blessed it and assigned it to Smt. Bhargavi Suresh, to carry the mantle.

Simultaneously, Sri A. N. Gangadhara shastry, a connoisseur of music and literature, anointed the Sabha by giving it the name Pranava Sangeeta Sabha. Since then, the Sabha has moved ahead with long strides, made itself a preferred temple for students to pursue their dreams in music and fine arts.

Thus, today the Sabha is serving its purpose under the banner Pranava Institute of Music and Fine Arts.

Sri A.N. Gangadhara Shastry, Bengaluru

An inspiring and promoting force behind the inception of the Pranava institution, Sri Gangadhara Sastry has been a personality of assorted accomplishments, starting from being an young activist in the Indian Independence Movement, in the fields of music, gamaka, literature, publications, social service, spiritual activities and philanthropy.

Even at the ripe age of 98, with his faculties being still young and healthy, he is active and alert to the happenings around him, takes interest in the social and political happenings, spends his days filled with voracious reading and doing parayanas.

Sri Dakshina Murthy, Bengaluru

A retired official from ISRO, he has spent 10 years as a teacher, administrator and mentor in Malnad College of Engineering-Hassan, PESIT-Bengaluru and National School of Business-Bengaluru.

He has spent his some of his very young valuable years in the association of Dr DVG and Dr Masti Venkatesha Iyengar. Having a vast experience in administration and people management, he is also into literature, music, dramatics, publications, editorial activites, promoting social associations, education, teaching.

He has also effectively associated with institutions on their operational committees and provided consultation and nurtured a couple of IT start ups.

He has an active involvement in the Pranava activities and is an important encouraging factor in the institutions activities.

Sri N Anantha Sathyam, Bengaluru

Sri Ananth Sathyam, a name as rare as the special person himself. A person accomplished in multiple forms of art and learning, he is a Master Sculptor, a famed Violinist, a popular and exemplarily successful teacher, and an ardent practitioner of Vedic learning and teaching.

It was in his very tender age that Sri Sathyam was introduced to the world of carnatic violin, by (Late) Vidwan B.V. Srikanteshwara. He pursued his higher learning under the renowned violin maestro Karnataka Kala Kesari (Late) R.R. Keshava Murthy. Although he is a popular teacher himself, he continues to be a humble student under the guidance of Sangeetha Chudamani Chitraveena RaviKiran and Violin Maestro Mysore Nagaraj.

Sri Sathyam, an AIR graded artist, has been giving public performances since three decades in India and abroad. Apart from playing Solo, he has also accompanied many great artists.

Sri Sathyam emerged as an award winning graduate in Sculpting from the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (KCKP) in 1992. Following his Masters in Sculpture, he served as a faculty in KCKP. He has represented several State and National level Sculpting Camps. Some of his works like Sir M. Vishveshwariah’s Bust at his birth place, Mahatma Gandhi statue at Raj Bhavan and for ING - Vysya Bank, the bronze sculpture ‘Hound’ displayed on M G Road, Bengaluru, have earned him accolades and huge recognition.

He has also been conferred the Chalukya Ratna award in performing arts. His best trait is that all his accomplishments have only made him humbler, simpler, kind hearted, and broad minded.