Guitar, Backing Vocals
Shankar started as a classical musician, playing the string instrument Veena and singing carnatic Indian vocals. During high school he got into Rock and Heavy Metal which inspired to do vocals and pick up the guitar. After moving to Madison, he played guitars in jazz and metal bands. His influences include Opeth, Karnivool,The Dear Hunter, Little Tybee, BTBAM, Tool, The Devin Townsend Project, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cynic etc.