"Child prodigies endure varied fates; the leap from prodigy to maestro is slippery... To meet a prodigy grown into a consummate musician, still child-like in his enthusiasm, is to meet Ravikiran", observed Folk Roots (London, 1998).
Ravikiran made a grand entrance into the music world at the age of two, in 1969 as the world's youngest artiste and has never looked back. He is one of the most visible ambassadors of Indian music and culture today. The substance and quality of his artistic contribution in the versatile roles of instrumental (chitravina) virtuoso, vocalist, composer, guru, author and orator are held in the highest regard across cultures. Ravikiran is the innovator of the world music concept Melharmony, creator of North American Melharmonic Orchestra (NAMO) and founder of The International Foundation for Carnatic Music (IFCM). This website attempts to briefly chronicle Ravikiran's multi-faceted genius which establishes his single focus - a passion for adding value to music and society.