Gopinath Kathiravelu became involved with Miruthangham at the tender age of six. He began his initial training in miruthangham under the tutelage of Jazhpanam S. Thurairaja. He recently moved to Australia and is continuing his advanced training under the tutelage of Sri Sridhar Chari. He regularly featured in concerts across Jaffna and Colombo during his stay in Sri Lanka. Gopi is a SPEL Environmental Scholarship recipient undertaking his PhD studies in Water Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast.