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Gopi is a widely traveled Percussionist Par Excellence Was Born In a Family Of Musicians. His Father Was A Mridangam (Indian Percussion) Player.

Gopi is the founder of World Music Conservatory (www.wmc.net.in) a music academy in Bangalore.

Gopi Showed Keen Interest in Music Even As an Infant. He Used To Accompany His Father To The Temples & Concerts Where He Would Get To Play The Cymbals (Thala) At A Very Young Age. Gopi Was Gradually Initiated Into Playing The Drums Which He Took Up As The Main Stream. He Started Playing At The Night Clubs Just For The Fun Of It But Ended Up Being A professional percussionist even Before He Himself Could Realize.

Gopi Went To Mumbai, The Music Hub, Where He Got To Meet Different Musicians And Music Directors And Got Recognized Very Soon And Started Playing For The Bollywood And Star Nites Which Gave Him A Wide Exposure And Travelled With Them To Different Countries.

While He Was In Mumbai He Also Got To Meet The Legendary Tabla Player Pandit Suresh Talwarkar And Got To Learn Some Intricate Techniques. Gopi has been highly inspired by Trilok Gurtu which can be seen in his style of playing. Gopi Became A Trendsetter By Jamming As A Soloist With The Djs. He had the opportunity to perform with Robert Miles on one of the occasions. Gopi Is One Of The Most Sought After Solo Percussionist Till Date.

Gopi has collaborated with different musicians; Adnan Sami, R D Burman’s Saxophone Maestro The  late Manori Singh, Indian trumpet player Kishore Sodha, Music composers Anu Mallik,  Nadeem Shravan, Sajid – Wajid to name a few.

Gopi was invited as a special guest percussionist for the most talked about Television Reality Show Indian Idol 3. Gopi is the founder percussionist of the Indo Fusion band RHYTHYM & RAAGA

He is the recipient of the prestigious MEERA BURMAN AWARD conferred on him in Ajmer.

Gopi Is Also A Rhythm Consultant for private albums and feature films. He regularly conducts Workshops And Classes To Share His knowledge.