Haribabu Balan Puttamma is a versatile Mridangam exponent trained under the guidance of exemplary gurus ‘Kalaimamani’ Sri. V.P. Ramadoss and ‘Kalaimamani’ Sri. Thiruvaroor Bhakthavatchalam. Haribabu has established himself a niche in the dance world. He acquired the skill form this gurus at the Tamil Nadu Govt. Music collage and was conferred the title ‘Vaadhya Visharadha’ in 1988 recognizing his adeptness in the art form. His 18 years of profound expertise in the field has helped him attain accolades world wide. Besides being and expert Mridangist, he is equally proficient in Tabla, Pakwaj, Ganjeera, Nattuvangam and Rhythm composing. His is the most sought after Mridangist who has accompanied several distinguished artists through out India and overseas to 17 countries. His creative aptitude and heal provoked him to set up ‘Craft Innovative’ through which he provides creative assistance to young percussionists.