Founders

Dr. L. Subramaniam

Dr. L. Subramaniam is one of the world’s leading musicians and composers. He created the global music idiom and his music has spanned various genres including Carnatic, orchestral, fusion and film. His work has earned him the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Shri and many other national and international awards.

Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam

Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, India’s leading Bollywood singer, has sung over 15,000 songs in Indian movies, many achieving multi-platinum status. She has also worked in many other musical genres from orchestral to pop and devotional. She is the Artistic Director of the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival.

Trustees

Bindu Subramaniam

Described as a “third generation prodigy” and “a Bangalore woman changing the way children learn”, Bindu Subramaniam is a singer/songwriter, entrepreneur, author, and music educator. She is the Dean of SaPa, and co-founded the SaPa in Schools program. Bindu has a master’s degree in law from London University, a master’s certificate in songwriting and music business from Berklee, a Montessori diploma and a PhD in Music Education.

Dr. Narayana Subramaniam

Dr. Narayana Subramaniam is a Consultant, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery, at the Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center. He has written over seventy peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and given over sixty scientific presentations, winning many awards for research. Narayana has been working to achieve affordable and equitable distribution of healthcare. He co-wrote the books ‘Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival: Twenty Years of Global Collaborations’ and ‘Festival Beyond Borders.’ He is also a trained musician.

 

Ambi Subramaniam

Hailed as “the New King of Indian Violin”, Ambi Subramaniam is a violinist, composer and music educator. He has received several awards, including Ritz Icon of the Year. Ambi runs SaPa and co-founded the SaPa in Schools program to create an ecosystem for music education in India. He also co-hosts The SaPa Show on Sankara TV, to teach global music to young children. Ambi has a bachelor’s degree in business management, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Global Violin Technique.

Advisory Board

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur. She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited. In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry. She is on the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list. In 2019, she is listed as the 65th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She has been selected for EY entrepreneur of the year 2020.