Janahan Nirmalan, a disciple of “Mridanga Vadhya Shironmani” Gowrishankar Balachandran, was introduced to the art of the Mridangam at the tender age of 5. Janahan is a regular accompanist for many teachers’ students for their school anniversary programs, and is also involved in many youth programs, and the year round Thyagarajah Aradhana for Bharathi Kala Manram, and several Temple Programs. Janahan completed his Mridangam Arangetram in August 2011. Aside from completing his Mridangam Arangetram, Janahan completed his Grade 7 Teachers Exam for Mridangam under the organization Tamil Isai Kalaamanram in November 2012 and has started teaching his own students under the art of Mridangam. Apart from participating in programs for Tamil Isai Kalaamanram and Bharathi Kala Manram, Janahan was one of the founding members of the “Carnatic Youth Society of Canada”, a group whose intentions are to promote Youth in Canada by providing a stage that they can perform on.