Suryanarayanan Melarcode affectionately called Melarcode Ravi Bhagavathar is a South Indian Bhajans one of the famous artists.
Ravi Bhagavathar was born in Palakkad District, on June 12, 1961. Ravi Bhagavathar did his schooling in Palakkad and graduate with from Victoria College, Palakkad. On completion of his studies, he travelled to Madras along with his father to improve his musical talents. He is running own consultancy on Engineering Softwares for Engineering Colleges.
Melarcode Ravi Bhagavathar, a renowned exponent of sampradhaya Bhajan, with a rare distinction of being a disciple of the legendary Bhajan artists Sri. Kovai Jayaraman Bhagavathar. He is a repository of Bhajan songs and one among the very few who is accredited with an in depth knowledge in rendering a complete form of Sampradaya Bhajans.
He is not only famous in INDIA, but, also has travelled all over the world. He has an excellent accompanying artists team with Sri. Saji Ananthanarayanan, Ganesh Harmoniyam, Goutham Venkat Dolki, Sanjay Mirthangam.
Ravi Bhagavathar Married Vidhya on December 4th 1992. He is the Father of Sanjay as a Mirthangam Player, Ravi Bhagavathar admits that it is very difficult to balance family life and his profession, which keeps him away from home for days in a month for bhajans.
Currently bhagvathar has released CDs containing songs for Guru Krithis. He is considered one of the most sought after Bhajanist in the country today.