A calm peaceful n blissful soul who feels himself like water has the ability to create Tsunami by his graceful n powerful drumming ,creating waves in the hearts of millions. Ascending from the foothills of the Himalayas Dehradun, taught by existence, dedicating his whole life n soul to Music!!! Vatayan's life experience speaks highly of his devotion to music. Whenever he played music he always felt something was missing and one day he realized that it was silence , "Silence is the Ultimate music." It struck him then. Now he knew what was missing. It was meditation and now that's what he tries to bring through music. He dose not like himself to be called a musician he feels himself like a channel.
He feels, he plays just to be......
Being a Drummer and Percussionist for most of the big names in the industry, Vatayan is also the Founder of the Band SATTVA and Rhythm Sutra.
The list of people with whom he has performed with goes back to the Era of
Bobby Cash ( The only country singer of India )
Kai ( Guitarist , composer ,and faculty at Berkeley )
Nivedano ( Percussionist and drummer for Santana),
Swagato ( Saxophone player, Germany )
Homen ( 4 times gold medalist conga player from Germany)
Raja Reddy ( Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards awarded)
Played with the band Lambada and won the all India band contest for Idea Rocks India on Color channel in 2009 .
He has also recorded for various labels and has been an active member of Bands like Naadbrahma, Retro Legendary Act and Sattva.
He is also a part of Drum Cafe India, the World's No.1 Interactive Drumming Company .
Performed for :
Common Wealth Games in Pune 2008 .
Soha Ali Khan
and the Life goes on .....