Vijaykumar Mathavan

Born as child prodigy, Vijaykumar hails from a musical family. His grandfather Shri. Ramaiya Pillai was a renowned Nadhaswaram artist in Madurai district. Vijaykumar obtained his diploma in Thavil music from Sri Skandha Guru Vidhyalayam, Madurai. He was placed in first class with distinction. He had his further training in Thavil music under the tutelage of the renowned Thavil player and teacher Udumalpet Shri. M. Angusamy.

Vijaykumar started to give concerts from his childhood and acclaimed fame at an early age itself. Vijaykumar had accompanied many leading Nadhaswaram and Thavil artistes. He toured widely along the breadth and length of lndia. Vijaykumar is regularly accompanying the senior Nadhaswaram artistes Kasim - Babu Brothers in many of their concerts, particularly in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati.

Honors Received:
  1. "Diploma in Thavil" by Sri Skanda Guru Vidhyalayam, Madurai, in the year 2005.
  2. "Thavil lsai Peroli" - by Sri Skanda Guru Vidhyalayam, Madurai, in the year 2005.
  3. "Thavil llavarasu" title conferred by Sri Mariyamman Temple, Dindigul District, Tamilnadu.
  4. "Thavil Visaradha"- Title conferred by Tuticorin District lsai Vellalar Sangam at Kovilpatti, Tamilnadu in the year 2010.
  5. "Thavil llam Sudaroti" - title conferred by Sri Angata Parameswari Amman Temple, in Kovilpatti, Tamilnadu in the year 2011.