Saturday 29 June 2024

Tribute - A tribute to Kamala on her 90th birthday on 16th June 2024 - Gayathri Keshavan

Kamala and Bharatanatyam are inseparable words right from the year 1940, spanning the dance world for many decades. She was popular as Baby Kamala…later as Kumari Kamala, then famous as Kamala Lakshman….thereafter Smt. Kamala. During my childhood days and as I grew up to be a young dancer, my role model for admiration and inspiration was Kamala, the enchanting dancer. 

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  1. Namaste ma'am,

    I would like to express my sincere gratitude for sharing this informative article with us. It serves as a valuable resource for both dancers and artists, and it is truly wonderful to learn more about the legacy you have carried forward.

    In particular, I found the information about international narthakis, nattuvanar, and singers to be especially captivating and insightful.

    I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to learn from an esteemed acharya such as yourself. Your write-up is truly excellent, ma'am.

    Thank you once again, ma'am. 🙏

  2. i read your article it is excellent im very proud to be your friend, Congratulations to you and all the best 💐💐👏👏👌👌

  3. Dear Mam,

    This is a wonderful tribute to a true legend, Kamala Lakshman. Your insights into her artistry and influence are truly inspiring. It's clear how much respect you have for her contributions to Bharatanatyam. Her dedication and captivating performances no doubt left a lasting impression, not just on you, but on generations of dancers.

    Thank you for sharing your perspective!

  4. This is so beautifully penned. Through out the article, I could only imagine you, Gayathri ma’am as a youngster who was amused by the great artiste herself and how she inspired you in multitude. Thank you for making me part of this journey by narrating it graciously and with a pinch of humour, like you always do. I am sure, life comes in full circle. Just like how we all are running towards sanathana dharma, organic farming etc, sooner or later we all will turn back and make efforts to learn and spread the art farm in its authentic sense.