Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram, also known as Vikku Vinayakram, is an Indian percussionist, known as the God of Ghatam. He plays Carnatic music with the ghatam, an earthen pot, and is credited with popularizing the ghatam.
He was awarded the Padma Shri, given by Government of India in 2002, and later the 2012 Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, the highest honor in the performing arts conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama. In 2014 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan.
Vikku Vinayakram is an original member of Shakti. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch the three original members of Shakti live in concert!