Hailing from a family of legendary musicians, as the grandson of the late mridangam legend, Palghat Raghu and with the Lalgudi family name on the mother’s side, music is in Abhishek’s blood. Abhishek started learning the mridangam from his grandfather and then moved on to vocal training under Vidwan P. S. Narayanaswamy. In 1999, he gave his first international concert tour in the U.S with his grandfather, Palghat Raghu. Today, Abhishek is one of the most heard Carnatic vocalists in India and abroad. He has performed with several eminent musicians like T. K. Murthy, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Karaikudi Mani, Trichy Sankaran, G. Harishankar, Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalam, Ganesh Kumaresh, Mysore Nagaraj and Manjunath, Jayateerth Mewundi and Sanjeev Abhyankar.