Sri. DVK Vasudevan has been polished by a disciplined lifestyle of National Cadet Corps and his infallible character developed further by devoting his entire life to learning, researching, performing and teaching Carnatic Music. Today, his passion for music is burning its 20th year and has countless supporters cheering for it. His dream is to spark this passion in others and let it brighten a student or listener’s soul.
Y Krishna is born bought up Hyderabadi, wanted to get associated with Tyagaraja Aradhana and is happy to be associated with Sanskriti Foundation which is organising HTAMF from the past 4 years.For living works for a ITES company and 2 Daughters are pursuing Carnatic music and Kuchipudi dance at Gurukulam run by Sanskriti Foundation along with regular schooling.
Sudheer Kumar has moved to Hyderabad in 2001 on professional assignment. He is associated with Tata Consultancy Services handling facilities,procurement and Energy Management activities.An ardent lover of traditional art forms, Sudheer started associating with Sanskriti foundation from the first HTAMF held in 2016.His wife Jyothi is also actively associated with SF activities.
Venugopalan Dorairaj, Venu, is an IT professional by day and by night. He has worked with several large Indian and International companies and is currently working as a Technical Manager with a multinational e-commerce company.
In his leisure he can be found sipping filter coffee, listening to unfiltered carnatic music and binge watching cricket matches with his son. He has been associated with Sanskriti Foundation for the last 5 years as a student, a student's parent and as a vociferous volunteer for several of its activities.
Naveen Puttagunta runs a leading UX and design company, Divami that he founded in Hyderabad. Prior to that, he held diversified roles in software development and product management at several multi-national companies.
He enjoys playing Squash or Badminton and reading science fiction in his spare time. He was introduced to Carnatic music quite late in life - as both a parent of students as well as a student himself. While he has not found it easy to practice as much as he should (or would like), he tries to compensate by lending his expertise with finances and management to Sanskriti Foundation.
Dr. TLN Swamy
Dr. T L N Swamy is the Chief Consultant Pulmonologist at care Hospitals. A Pulmonologist by profession and a Flutist by passion Dr. Swamy is an avid music enthusiast with an ardent zeal for penning Poetry and an intense interest in Painting canvases. A keen seeker of the Philosophy in Life, Dr TLN envisioned that Life gets vitalized only through Arts and Culture, hence sought to associate with Sanskriti foundation in that pursuit, which is committed to such a mission of revitalizing our Arts and Culture.
Hyma Chinta, a Post Graduate in Computer Applications from University of Hyderabad, has worked as Computer Science teacher for high school students. For the past 8 years , she has been teaching maths and science for highschool students. Her interests include reading books, listening to classical music and volunteering for socio-cultural activities.She has been associated with Sanskriti Foundation since 2014 and was an active member of the HTAMF team, which organised the past 4 editions of the event
Addl Vice President
Nikhil Pattisapu is a researcher at IIIT Hyderabad. His areas of interest are Machine Learning and Natural Lnaguage Processing.
His long term interests are in education, languages, music and spirituality. He is associated with Sanskriti Foundation since 2010 and has been learning and teaching carnatic music at gurukulam. He is an active participant in all the activities of Sanskriti Foundation.
Pathanjali Tallapragada is a Lead Data Scientist with Deloitte and previously worked with TCS, HSBC and Bank of America for the last 9 years.
Having fascinated by Carnatic music since childhood, he started learning vocal and violin from DVK Vasudevan garu in Gurukulam Music and Dance Academy. He is associated with Sanskriti Foundation for the past 3 years and is a member of the HTAMF core team. He contributes to the core designing team for the foundation.
Anoop M. Namboodiri
Anoop M. Namboodiri is a faculty member at IIIT Hyderabad and works in the areas of Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Biometrics. He completed his PhD from Michigan State University in 2004 and has been with IIIT Hyderabad ever since. He enjoys teaching, research and developing novel solutions to practical problems. His work in Computational Photography has led to the creation of DreamVu, a company that focuses on innovative and intelligent imaging products. As ardent lovers of Carnatic music and traditional art forms, he and his family has been associated with Sanskriti Foundation since 2016, both as volunteers and as students.
Vijayasree Katragadda, with a Masters’ degree in Computer Applications (M.C.A) is an IT Professional with around 23 years of experience. Having worked for service based multinational companies like Deloitte, Accenture etc and supporting US clients, later established herself as an Entrepreneur from 2016 and co-founded M/S Visionary Technologies in India, an IT partnership firm providing software services.Being an aficionado in Carnatic Music, started learning Carnatic Music lessons along with her children from Dr.DVK Vasudevan garu at the Gurukulam Music and Dance Academy. Driven by this passion, joined the Non-profit organization, Sanskriti Foundation as an Executive Committee Member, supporting the organization’s music related activities, and venturing together with the like-minded group of people.
Vikram Marrapu is the Senior Director at Invecas Hyderabad, responsible for managing the Logic Design team that is involved in System On Chip(SoC) and IP development. Vikram has an overall experience of 23 Years in the field of VLSI design and Embedded systems. Vikram was the Site GM for Lattice Semiconductor R&D Hyderabad center before moving to Invecas and he was responsible for smooth operation of the site, driving the team towards company’s vision by aligning with Lattice core values. Vikram drives the Evening Raga project of Sanskriti Foundation along with other team members and also gets associated with long term projects of the foundation. His daughter and son are also learning Carnatic music and they help him in Carnatic music related activities. He likes to play badminton, play violin, teach electronics core subjects to MS students, do meditation and yoga and gets associated with activities related to Carnatic music during his leisure time