Museek Mag October 2016 - Page 9

OCTOBER 2016 Candid Haricharan Haricharan comes from a family of music connoisseurs where his grandfather P. S. Ganapathy was an organizer of mic-less Carnatic concerts in the 60s under the name “Aalapanaa”, and his grandmother Smt. Alamelu Ganapathy is a national awardee in Mathematics and has been in academia for more than 35 years. His father G. Seshadri is a ‘B’ grade artist through AIR, and a bank employee, and his mother Latha, a librarian in P. S. Senior Secondary School. Haricharan started learning Carnatic music at an early age of seven under Smt. Sethu Mahadevan, and then from stalwarts like K. V. Narayanaswamy, T. M. Prabhavathi and P. S. Narayanaswamy. 9