By V Ramnarayan
Uday Shankar, a Chennai-based inventor of the chitravenu, a musical instrument he has invented, based on his training as a musician playing the chitraveena (which he learnt from maestro Chitravina N Ravikiran) and the bamboo flute (training under the late vidwan TS Sankaran), has been accorded recognition of a rare order, with his instrument and him being featured as the mascot of a World Flutes Festival to be held in Argentina. Here's a link to a news report on the event.
I have followed Uday Shankar's arduous journey to get the world to sit up and notice his daring invention in a perfect blend of scientific experimentation and musical creativity. Sruti wishes him great success with the chitravenu.