She started playing the veena at a very young age, making her public debut at a concert in Karpaga Vinayagar temple in R.A. Puram. In1968, when Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Triplicane invited her to participate in their Saint Thyagaraja Festival, she was only nine years old. Her performance was a resounding success in front of a huge audience of musicologists and experts.
P. Sambamurthy, the renowned musicologist, instantly hailed Gayathri as a child prodigy. In 1970 she gave another concert in Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha. During her childhood she was known as Baby Gayathri, but in adulthood she is often referred to as Veena Gayathri. Read more on Last.fm.
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