Name: Melakaveri Thyagarajan
Gurus: Dr K R Kalpagam
Ramanathapuram Venkatachelum Iyer
V L Kumar
Grandfather: Kalyanarama Iyer - kanjira vidwan
Father: Melakaveri Krishnamurthi - mridanga vidwan
Brother: Melakaveri Balaji - mridanga vidwan
Favourite ragas: Thodi, Kalyani, Bhairavi, Saveri, Vasantha
Maiden concert: Played at Tiruvaiyaru Tyagaraja festival, Tiruvaiyaru
Memorable concert: In 1993 toured Bangkok at the age of 18, maiden overseas trip.
In 2006 toured USA for 48 days and accompanied O S Arun in 22 concerts.
Ambition: To excel as an accompanist.