Abaswaram Ramji's 'ISSAI MAZHALAI" was inaugrated on 14th May 2000 by Padmashree Kamal Haasan.
The group, having singing children from 4 to 12, was a runaway success from day one and they are now the "most sought after" singing group in India. They have performed more than 500 shows till date all over India and abroad .
In the year 2004 Issai Mazhalai had the prievelege to perform in front of His Excellency Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam on the 16th October. The show took place at the Yellow Hall of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in front of a sprinkling of dignitaries. The show began with a solo in the Ragam Nattai followed by a song in Lathangi. This was followed by a group song originally written by the President himself and composed by A.R.Rahman. The most appreciated song was the Pancharathna Keerthanai by saint Thygaraja 'ENTHARO MAHANUBAVULU" for which the Resident and his invitees gave a standing ovation.
After two years of film music shows Abhaswaram Ramji started hunting for Carnatic performing children. His orchestra singers could sing Carnatic music upto Keerthanai level.
Today the group have proudly achieved many things with the blessings of God – his group has performed all over India including the Shanmukananda Sangeetha Sabha Mumbai. They have performed overseas concerts in Malaysia & Singapore.
In the year 2007 five children from Isai Mazhalai group were invited to perform at Cleveland for the Thiagaraja Aradhana followed by 12 to 15 concerts in USA & Canada.