Collector Pats Music Prodigy’s Drum Kit Feat
By SHEFA RAFI
‘Catch them young and watch them grow’ is a popular adage. Thanks to the proud parents Sathiyanarayanan alias Kovai Sakthi and Jamuna, who identified the music talent of their only son 14yr old S Sarveshvar and motivated him to scale new heights in drum kit recital by being the world’s youngest to get LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College London) holder (equivalent to UG degree).
Little Drummer told Kovai Metro that he wouldn’t come this far, but for the whole-hearted support from his parents, who left no stone unturned to see him reach this level. “I started my drum beat right from the age of 3 under the tutelage of Drums Sekar. Moreover, I got the inspiration from Drums Sivamani and Drums Sridhar that fetched me an opportunity to join Dr Sivamani in his Guinness record with 1000 drummers,” he said in pride.
On cloud nine is Sarveshvar in winning the Grandmaster title from Asia Book of Records as a token of recognition for his outstanding feat in passing the LTCL with distinction from Trinity College London more so at a young age. He is presently a ninth class student of Yuvabharathi Public School. Both his mom and dad were flying high when Sarveshvar received the blessings and appreciations from District Collector K Rajamani for his feat.
To his credit, Sarveshvar has Young Achiever award given by Kollywood director Pandiarajan at an event organised by Traditional India US in the city besides he entertained the football enthusiasts by playing drums non-stop for 90 minutes during the National Football League held at Nehru stadium here while doing a performance at the JJ Classic Cup event to commemorate former chief minister Jayalalithaa’s 66th birthday held at VOC Park grounds in 2014.
Interestingly, Sarveshvar showed his prowess as a vlogger about his visit to Brookefields Mall after the lockdown. He also mastered the skills to wield the camera, script, voice over, VFX editing and direction. KOVAI METRO greets little drummer for his drum feat thereby bringing glory to Coimbatore.