T.S.Mani was in his childhood a good flair for drawing . He developed a special liking for
portraits and in his 20s started drawing portraits of musicians because music was his fond subject. He achieved a level of expertise by which could draw an accurate portrait of a person in just a few minutes. He took a 6 monthâ€™s course in J.J.School of Arts when he went to study for CA course in Mumbai. His interests revived when he was in Benaras and he started doing a lot of humourous cartoons some of them were published.