Monday, 30 January 2017

Awards and Rewards - Seen and Heard by Lakshmi Vishwanathan

Dear dancers, this is in a lighter vein (sorry this sounds like some comedians who perform on American TV to a live audience...they have to laugh or applaud when a light with the message flashes), so you can laugh or smile, whatever...
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, the great musician, was a family friend and so I used to interact with him now and then. His humour was sharp.  Once at an awards committee meeting he said, “Does this carry any cash or gold medal? If it is just a piece of paper why not give out more?” Whenever anyone approached him to accept any honour he would jocularly ask: "Panam ethanum  unda?" (Any money included?) His humour also showed that he did not take awards so seriously. But he always tried to see that people who had contributed silently were recognized. 

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1 comment:

  1. Golden words from a platinum dancer! Akka, your writings are equally inspiring as your dance. Continue guiding us. You are beyond awards!

    Dr Vasanth Kiran, Bengaluru.