Kalasagar awards instituted in memory of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, founder of Kalasagar were presented on his 93rd birth anniversary to several artists, on 28 May at Regional Theatre, THrissur, Kerala.
The function was inaugurated by the noted play back singer P Jayachandran by lighting the traditional lamp. P Chithran Namboodiripad was the chief guest of the evening and presided over the proceedings. Natyacharya Padmavibhooshan V P Dhananjayan, Shanta Dhanajnyan, Kalamandalam Narayanan Nair were the guest of the of the evening. V Kaladharan, noted critic of Kathakali delivered the keynote address, and rich tributes were paid to Krishnankutty Poduval. Dr. N P Vijayakrishnan briefed the importance of the event and welcomed the audience. M P Mohanan, President, Kalasagar tendered the vote of thanks.
Apart from Kathakali actor Advocate Ranjini Suresh, Kathakali accompanists were also honoured. They included Nedumbulli Ram Mohan (Music), Kalanilayam Kunjunni (Chenda), KalamandalChakyaarkoothu), Dr. Kapila (Koodiyattam), Shyamala Surendran (Mohiniyattam), Sudha Peethambaran
(Bharathanatyam), Geetha Chandran (Kuchuppudi), Manjeri Haridas (Thayambaka), Kongad Radhakrishnan (Panchavadyam – Thimila), Kottakkal Ravi (Maddalam), Kavil Ajayan (Edakka), Cherppu Unnikrishnan (Thalam), Parakkattu Babu (Kombu). Leading artists like Sadanam Krishnankutty, Kottakkal Chandrasekhara Warrier, Kalamandalam Balasubramanian, Kalamandalam Ramachandranunnithan, Kalamandalam Harinarayanan, Ranjini Suresh, P D Namboodiri, Nedumubully Ram Mohan, Sadanam Jyothish, Kalamandalam Krishnadas, Kottakkal Prasad, Kottakkal Ravi, Kalamandalam Venu, Kalamandalam Sivaraman, Sadanam Anil and others participated in kathakali play Dakshayagam.
more recommended stories
K Chittilappilly Foundation Honours the Talents
KOCHI: Kochouseph Chittilappilly, the founder and.
Realigned Indira Gandhi Road Inaugurated
KOCHI: The realigned portion of Indira.
Annual Day Celebrations at Tattwa
KOCHI: Tattwa celebrated its first Annual.
Renault Kicks off Onam Season Sale
KOCHI: Announcing the grand Onam sale,.
K Chittilappilly Foundation Education Awards
KOCHI: The first set of K..
My Profession is My Passion: Dr. V.P Gangadharan
ALUVA: “It is because I see.
Actor Dileep’s Bail Plea Postponed to Aug 22
KOCHI: The High Court postponed the.
Sahapedia’s Heritage Walk Invites Residents to Explore Timeless Benares
VARNASI: Varanasi is said to be.
Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Save 1,000 years Old Theatre Art
NEW DELHI: A crowdfunding campaign has.
Timur Kachi Restaurant Lucky Draw
KOCHI: Lucky draw conducted on the.