Jannagan Jeyakumar is a Toronto based mridangist and had his initial tutelage under the guidance of Sri Rathiruban Paramsothy. He is now under the tutelage of Sri Anantha R. Krishnan. Jannagan has been accompanying senior and upcoming artists from Canada, USA, Europe, Australia and India for over 5 years. He has also won first prize in the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana in solo and accompaniment twice each. At the age of 15 he received the Guruvayur Dorai and D. K. Kannan award for the top mridangist in senior mridanagam at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. Jannagan is currently a student of mathematics at the University of Waterloo.