About Us


The Subramaniam Foundation is a registered charitable trust started by Dr. L. Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam in 2005, with the aim of creating peak experiences through music, art and culture.

The Subramaniam Foundation runs SaPa, the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts, a boutique musical institution focused on creating the next generation of great performers and creating global musical exchanges and dialogues.  SaPa, currently in Sanjaynagar, Bangalore provides scholarships to many talented young musicians, and is fundraising to create a new global centre for excellence.

The foundation focuses on making high quality music accessible to every child through the SaPa in Schools program and presenting open to all live music concerts, with some of the greatest artists in the world, through the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival.



drlsubramaniamDr. L. Subramaniam is one of the world’s leading musicians and composers. He created the global music idiom and his music has spanned various genres including carnatic, orchestral, fusion and film. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Shri and numerous other national and international awards.  Web: indianviolin.com

Kavita-krishnamurtiKavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, India’s leading Bollywood singer, has sung over 15,000 songs in Indian movies, many achieving multiple-platinum status. She has also worked in a number of other musical genres from Orchestral to Pop and devotional. She is the Artistic Director of the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival. Web: kavitaks.com

Bindu-SubramaniamBindu Subramaniam is a singer/songwriter trained in Carnatic and western classical music. Apart from, singing, she also plays the piano, has a master’s certificate in Songwriting and Music Business from Berklee Music, a Master’s Degree in Law from London University and is the dean of the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts.

Narayana-subramaniamDr. Narayana Subramaniam is a medical practitioner currently pursuing a master’s degree in surgery. He is also the co-author of the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival coffee table book, a fiction author and a poet. He is currently working on his debut album as a vocalist.

Ambi-subramaniamAmbi Subramaniam is a violinist, composer and pianist who has been performing since the age of seven. He has received the Ritz Icon Award and the Rotary Youth Award and released his first solo album in 2013. Ambi also holds an MBA in Finance.

nand-kumar-kurupSri Nand Kumar Kurup (non-Executive Trustee) is a prominent businessman, patron of the arts and the President of the Indian Association of Northern Italy.


sri-v-jaganSri V. Jagan (Non-Executive Trustee) is an engineer and architect, with twenty-four years of experience. A partner at Venkatramanan Associates, he has been involved in the management, design and programming of over 500 projects. He is also a great supporter of the arts, and a violinist.

SaPa Advisory Board

Lalit-mansinghSri Lalit Mansingh is the former Indian diplomat, the Foreign Secretary of India, 1999–2000, and Indian Ambassador to the United States on March 15, 2001. Prior to this he had remained Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

kiranKiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian entrepreneur.She is the chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore,  India and the current chairperson of IIM-Bangalore

pratap-nairPratap Nair is the Chairman & Director at FEI cargo

ananth-venkateshAnantharaman Venkataramanan is the current Managing Director; Regional Head, Corporate & Institutional Clients, South Asia