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Kalasala Babu, noted Malayalam film-theatre actor passes away

Kalasala Babu (68), the noted Malayalam film-theatre actor, has passed away in Kochi, Kerala on May 14, 2018. He is known for his drama troupe ‘Kalasala’ Kalasala in Tripunithura, which had artists such as Thilakan and Surasu among others. Born to noted Kathakali artiste Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and Mohiniyattam exponent Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma, Babu was ..

Madavoor Vasudevan Nair, Kathakali maestro passes away

Madavoor Vasudevan Nair (89), the Kathakali maestro, has passed away while performing at Agasthyacodu Mahadeva Temple in Anchal, Kerala on February 6, 2018. A recipient of several awards, including Padma Bhushan, he was the follower of the Kaplingattu School, the particular style of south Kerala. Madvoor had also worked as a faculty in the Thekkan ..

Eminent Kuchipudi dance guru Vempati Chinna Satyam passes away

Vempati Chinna Satyam (82), an acclaimed Kuchipudi Dance Guru passed away.   He was decorated with Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in the year 1998.

Ranee Ramaswamy- Appointed by US President as member of the prestigious National Council on the Arts

US President Barack Obama has appointed another Indian American to a key administration post, by announcing Ranee Ramaswamy (60), as a member of the prestigious National Council on the Arts.  Ms Ramaswamy has worked in Minnesota (US) for over 30 years, creating an awareness for Bharatanatyam dance in the United States.  She is the founder ..

Kalidas Samman 2009-10’ for Dr. N. Rajam, Saroja Vaidyanathan

Kalidas Samman for 2009-10 to be conferred on Celebrated violinist Dr. N. Rajam and distinguished Bharat Natayam danseuse Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan for their contribution the field of classical singing and classical dance respectively. The Kalidas Samman is an esteemed Arts Award awarded yearly by the Govt of Madhya Pradesh in India. The award named after ..