12-yr-old girl creates magic with fingers DC CORRESPONDENT CHENNAI, DEC. 17
She is all of 12 years and has already presented 200 concerts, including in leading sabhas during the December music season, since 2007. K. Mahathi, a class 8 student of D.A.V. higher secondary school, Gopalapuram, Chennai, took to the keyboard when she was five years old. After initial training under Mr John, she came under the guidance of leading keyboard tutor M.S. Martin. Then she passed into the capable hands of Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan, a B high grade Carnatic vocalist of AIR, Railways, Chennai, and K. Chennai, and is now Revathi of Apollo Hospunder the expert guid- itals, Chennai, Mahathi ance of T.G. has already bagged honBadrinarayanan. ours, including'from Lions Mahathi is quite Clubs International and at ease playing about Sri Parthasarathy Swamy 30 Varnams and 200 Sabha, and was selected k r i t i s ambassador for Rotary of popular com- Club of Esplanade for 2009posers. 10. She performs The youngster has been extensive raga ala- awarded the prestigious pana, niraval and kalpana centre for cultural resoswaras. She can also ren- urce and training scholarder Thevaram, ship by, the ministry of culThiruvasagam and ture, Government of India, Thiruvarutpa. for 2011-12 to pursue Daughter of S. Kishore advanced training in Kumar of Southern Carnatic music.