Female tabla maestro in Telangana awes all
Payal Kotagirikar is a female tabla maestro from Nizamabad district in Telangana. She has learnt the art from her grandfather and continued to practice it will great dedication. Payal teaches tabla to students of Government College of Music and Dance at Dichpalli in Nizamabad. Some 500 students have already passed out of the college, under her training. She has received several awards in the State as well as at national level. She has earned accolades from prominent people, like India's tabla maestro Zakir Hussain.