Young violinist Teja, hailing from Hyderabad, has won the MS Subbulakshmi award in Carnatic Music.
Teja said that he learned music for the last 15 years.
In the competition held by The Hindu, a leading English daily, Teja secured top place from the total contestants of 150.
Violinist’s mother has expressed happiness over Teja for winning MS Subbulakshmi award.
She said that her dream of Teja singing in Akademi has finally been fulfilled.
It is learnt that Teja has plans to perform at international level and experiment with ragaas.