Sunday, 30 May 2021

Obit/Tribute - Pasumarthy Keshava Prasad: Tribute to a traditional master-performer - Vijay Shanker

Veteran Kuchipudi exponent, performer ,mentor, promoter and organiser Pasumarthy Keshava Prasad left for his heavenly abode on 7th May 2021 at his hometown in Kuchipudi village, Andhra Pradesh. He leaves behind his family, sons and a daughter. He was 69.

Born on 1st August1952, Keshava belonged to a traditional family of dancers and musicians, following the Bhagavata Mela tradition. His grandfather Vedantam Ramakrishna Sastry was particularly acclaimed for his role of Raja Harishchandra and his father Subramanya Sastry specialised in the portrayal of feminine characters. The legacy moves forward with his children; one of them plays the mridangam too.

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