Bengaluru-based violinist and composer Ambi Subramaniam tied the knot with writer Shreya in Mysuru, on Monday. The wedding was an intimate one where close family and friends were invited to the ceremony. The wedding took place keeping in mind all safety precautions pertaining to COVID.
Interacting with the media, Ambi’s sister Bindu Subramaniam said: “The wedding has taken place according to Iyer customs and we had no more than 100 guests. Keeping the safety of the guests in mind, we are following the concept of the bio-bubble.”
Close to 10 pandits were present to conduct the various wedding ceremonies. It was a big day for the family as the wedding took place on playback singer Kavita Krishnamurthi’s birthday.
“It’s a double celebration for us. Getting a daughter-in-law is the best birthday gift for her,” says Bindu, adding, “Shreya is a writer and has written a book as well. She is also a part of the Sa Pa (their music institute) family, and we are happy to have her now as part of our family.”
Ambi is the associate dean of the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts (SaPa), an institute that trains musically inclined children to become professional performers. In 2014, Ambi started the SaPa in Schools program with his sister, Bindu Subramaniam. SaPa in Schools is an initiative to integrate music into the mainstream academic curriculum, and works with 25,000 children in India as of 2018.
Ambi did a cameo in Kamal Hassan’s ‘Hey Ram.’ He appeared as Chinno, younger brother to Vasundhara Das’s character. In 2011, he was a featured guest on ‘Oye! it’s Friday‘ with host Farhan Akhtar, and played for Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who called him a “genius”