Pavan Balraj, 17, from Newlands West.

Durban - A Newlands West teenager playing the tabla to singer James Arthur's Say You Won't Let Go has gained more than 15 thousand views on Instagram in a matter of days. 

Pavan Balraj, 17, a pupil at New West Secondary School said he was thrilled with the positive feedback. 

Pavan who is in grade 11 said he had been playing the tabla -a pair of small hand drums used in Indian music- and dholak -  a South Asian two-headed hand-drum since he was 7 years ago. 

He currently belongs to a  Bollywood band and bhajan group called Divinity Sungeeth based in Durban. 

The video first surfaced on Dala u Crew and has almost 15k view in four days. 

A Newlands West teen playing James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go is gaining traction on social media. Video: Supplied

Here are some of the comments from Instagram: 

Indian,pricess_xx: This is beautiful. 

Naidoo_jeevs: Yoy thats some talent young man, glad we still keeping our heritage. 

Luqmaan: Pure Art

Pavan said this was the second English song he recorded on tabla.