Core Team

Ilakkiya P

A master's in Tamil Literature, Ilakkiya has strong oratory skills and poetic sensitivity. A native of Vaikuntham, Salem, she is the winner of The Oratorical Competition 2022 conducted by the Tamil Nadu Minority Commission, for which she was felicitated by the Chief Minister. She has won several other international competitions. She is an aspiring motivational speaker and author. She is a part of the core team at Sona FM, focuses on content, and brings her skills, warmth, and quiet confidence to her work.


Padmavathi R

Padmavathi, hailing from Karungalpatty, brings with her eclectic experiences, learnings, and maturity that make her an integral part of the Sona FM core team. She has completed her Teacher’s Training and has worked in the insurance sector as well. She is one of the prominent members of Green India and is a strong advocate of a green environment.


Nagarajan Kannan

A native of Sukkambatty, K. Nagarajan has a master’s in Commerce. A dynamic youth, who was given the title of Mr. Fashion Lord in 2021. He divides his time between Sona FM and his other pursuits.



Diwakar, based in Poosaripatti, Salem, is an optimistic and dynamic individual and passionate about music which keeps him positive and energized. Formerly an audio engineer with Hello FM and currently an audio engineer at Future Chord Studio, Diwakar comes with ample experience in radio program production. Being a consultant with People's Power Collective (PPC), he joins the team of trainers working on the incubation of Sona FM. He has notable hobbies and interests including singing, composing music, and traveling. The credit for the original composition of the Sona FM jingle goes to him.

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