Berhampur, June 19: He performed on stage for the first time at Ganjam Kala Parishad when he was just five. Five years later, devotional songs sung by him were being aired on a private television channel.
Meet 10-year-old Sivam Kumar Satpathy, who has already carved a niche for himself in the field of music.
Son of Dr Pradeep Kumar Satpathy, a homeopath who resides at Bijipur Boarding Street and runs a clinic at Golanthara on the outskirts of Berhampur, Sivam is a versatile singer, who also plays the harmonium and synthesiser.
“I have done more than 40 stage shows in Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Puri and other places. I also participated in the Sisuraija programme of All India Radio, Berhampur,” said Sivam, a Class VI student of Public School Golanthara near Pallur Hills.
Sivam sings Oriya and Hindi devotional songs and other light songs. “Recently, he sang some devotional songs at Ghatakeswar temple, Mukteswar temple and Isaneswar temple on Ram Navami and these songs were aired on Sadhna channel,” said Sivam’s father Pradeep, who plays the tabla.
Sivam’s grandfather, Prakash Chandra Satpathy, began training him in music when he was four years old. Sivam studies in the morning and evening and devotes between three and five hours to music every day.
“I am very impressed with Sivam’s singing talent. I often ask him to sing some songs during leisure,” Radha Krushna Gauuda, Sivam’s teacher, said.
Sivam wants to be a space scientist. “But I would always be in touch with music,” he said.