Award winning Indian violin maestro Dr Mani Bharathi and his troupe will perform on December 26 at the Al Falak ball room of Crowne Plaza hotel, event organisers announced Sunday. 
“The instrumental fusion featuring violin, keyboards, tabla and drums will be a rare treat for music lovers in Qatar,” the organisers said in a statement. 
Bharathi debuted as a film playback singer at the age of five under his uncle Kalaimamani K Veeramani of Pallikkattu Sabarimalaikku fame. He started learning violin from the age of seven and later played for super hit dramas and some TV shows on the national television Doordarshan. 
From 1980 he started playing for his uncle’s concert and to date Bharathi has given more than 9,500 concerts. He has played for TV shows with legendary singers like K J Yesudas, T M Soundarajan, Dr Seergazhi Govindarajan and worked under 600 music directors.
Bharathi has played for well-known music directors likes Ilayaraja, A R Rahman, M S Viswanathan, Gangai Amaran, Deva, Harrys Jayaraj, Jatin Lalith and Lakshmikanth Pyarelal. 
He has played for over 8,650 songs in films and over 1,700 films in many regional languages. He has accompanied K V Mahadevan, Keeravani, Rajan Nagendra, M Ranga Rao garu and Maestro Rajeswara Rao.
Bharathi is currently playing for Mani Sharma, Devi Sri Prasad and Thamman in many movies. He has performed 68 times in Malayasia, 38 times in Singapore, 10 times in South Africa as well as one time each in the US and Dubai. 
A disciple of Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan and Dr L Subramanyam, Bharathi, in his capacity as a music director, composer and music arranger has done over 666 albums and seven instrumental albums. He has won many laurels including two honorary doctorates. 
Bharathi will be accompanied by Yuvaraj on keyboard, Andrew Rajendran on guitar, Theagarajan Natarajan on tabla and Suresh Muthuswami on drums. 
The event is organised by Mediaplus and tickets are available from Q tickets.
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