P. Satish KumarMrdangam: Satish Kumar was initiated to this art by his mother, late Padmavathi, a former lecturer at the Govt. Women's College, Vizianagaram. He learnt mridangam playing from Sreeramachandra Murthy, Appalaswamy and Vankayala Narasimham. Equally proficient in mridangam and khanjira, Satish has accompanied many senior artists in India and abroad. Satish is one of the top ranked artistes amongst the younger generation and is the most sought after. His name appears on scores of audio and video publications. He is known for spontaneity, fine artistry and deft fingering.