Tuesday 14 June 2022

Guru M.K. Saroja (April 7, 1931 - June 13, 2022)

Veteran guru of Bharatanatyam, M.K.Saroja Khokar passed away peacefully on June 13, 2022 at home in Bangalore. No struggle, no hospitalization. She was 92 this year and was a benchmark in Bharatanatyam of Vidwan Muthukumaran Pillai bani of Kattumunarkoil. While Ram Gopal, her mentor, Rukmini Devi her patron and Mrinalini Shatabhai too learnt from the same guru, only Saroja learnt exclusively from Thatha as Muthukumaran Pillai was called.

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  1. Punya aatma ko sadar pranam! Om shanti

  2. Gifted soul's such as her walk among us very rarely. Lucky that in the six degrees Ambit we were part of her Universe.Prayers for the departed, prayers with her near and dear ones.. And a big thank you to her care givers.

  3. When I congratulated Saroja akka after her performance at Mandapa in Paris, she looked up and said, "It was He who danced through me" I had nothing more to say.