Sri. S Venkatesan’s father, late Kallidaikurichi Vaineeka Vidwan A.Sundaram Iyer is the disciple of Sri. Ambi Dikshitar, who belongs to the tradition of Sri. Muthuswamy Dikshitar. After the demise of Sri. Ambi Dikshitar, it was Sri. A. Sundaram Iyer who was running “Karnataka Vaineeka Gana Vidyalaya”, a Music School that has been started by Sri. Ambi Dikshitar in 1933. Also to the credit of Sri. Sundaram Iyer is the immense service he did for the Carnatic Music World by publishing the kirtanas of Sri. Muthuswamy Dikshitar and his father Sri. Ramaswamy Dikshitar in the form of books in 16 volumes from the century old palm leaves preserved by Sri. Ambi Dikshitar from the times of Sri. Muthuswamy Dikshitar.