|His contemporaries’ constituted Indian Independence movement leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, as well as V.V.S.Aiyar.
He received education at a local high school referred to as ‘The M.D.T. Hindu College’. At a very tender age is began learning music and at the age of 11 years, he was invited to a conference of Ettayapuram, wherein the court poets as well as the musicians composing poems and songs. In fact, it is from which place, that is gained the title of Bharathi or Goddess of Learning.