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13-year-old Chennai boy, mentored by A R Rehman won $1mn on ‘The World’s Best’ show

Entertainment News, Nation, (Chennai), March 16:-Lydian Nadhaswaram, a 13-year-old musical prodigy from Chennai on Thursday won 1 million dollars on a US-based show ‘The World’s Best’.

Lydian gave a splendid performance; he played two pianos at a time at an impeccable speed, blindfolded.

“I have been playing the Piano for four years. I got inspiration from my sister, who plays the piano and my father, who plays keyboards. I’m happy that I won this prize,” said Lydian.

“My parents home-school me so that I can solely concentrate on learning piano. I want to be the world’s best composer,” he added.

The young prodigy also made his debut on The Ellen Show. A video shared by Ellen DeGeneres on Facebook, which features a segment from the show where Lydian stuns the audience by playing the piano blindfolded, has now gone viral with over 2.6 million views.

Lydian is also a student of the Chennai-based KM Music Conservatory that Mr Rahman runs.

Lydian’s father, Varshan Satish, who is a composer of late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha’s funeral song said: “I can’t contain my happiness. He started singing at an early age. I knew he would become a great composer one day.”

Apart from 50 other judges, the show was judged by Faith Hill, RuPaul Charles and Drew Barrymore.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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