“I was born in a typical middle-class Iyer family. My mother, just like any other was particular about my academic performance. I was called the chatterbox of the class by every teacher who taught me since grade 1 and the tag refused to leave me until I was in my teens.
Around the time things went south and depression hit me like a hurricane. But I was sure that I won’t let it take me down. Despite all the pain, I put up a smile and carried on my social life. I fought hard and channelized my energy into learning and practicing Karate. I have always believed in spreading happiness and finding mine in the smile of my loved ones.
A lot of people tried to exploit my vulnerabilities in my tight times. I was desperate for love but was left hurt every time I thought I found a 2 a.m. friend. My soul was crushed and I was broken from the inside. My ‘never give up’ attitude took a toss and I even attempted suicide, which I luckily survived. It was during high school that I met and found my first best friend, who is with me even today. Our bond has grown stronger with time and I managed to rebuild myself with the new-found support. I remember my grandfather telling me that he wanted to see the family have a lawyer, so I enrolled into a Law college, graduated recently and I have kick-started my career with the right frame of mind and with lots of love and positivity.
But the past still haunts me, I was abused by my own teacher and the scar remains fresh even after all these years. I didn’t have anyone to share all this with, so I embraced music to heal me and it was indeed the best medicine to my wounds, my best friend on several lonely nights. I have managed to find people who have been investing in me to heal the wounds I carry. I am hoping for things to change and wish that the change comes from within. I hope to heal and to fly high!”
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