Bavan was initiated into the art of Mrudhangam under the guidance of Kalavithagar V Venilan, himself a disciple of Kalapooshanam K P Sinnarasa (Jaffna) and also obtained further training from Tiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam. Bavan has completed teachers grade and awarded the title of Kalavithagar by North Ceylon Oriental Music Society and also performed his Arangetram in 2002. He has performed in various concerts in Sydney and also teaching Mrudhangam. He had the honour of accompanying Kalaimamani Veeramani Raju on his Sydney visit. Due to his passion and desire to achieve more in this art, he is currently carrying his musical tutelage under Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan.