The Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Sangeet Natyotsav saw was a pleasing fare.

South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SZCC) of Nagpur, Akhila Bharatha Kuchipudi Natya Kala Mandali and G.V.R.Government College of Music and Dance, Vijayawada jointly organised Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Sangeet Natyotsav for three days at G.L.G. Kala Vedika with P.Ushakumari,vice chairman of Vijayawada Urban Development Authority as the chief guest. Natyacharya K.V.Satyanarayana, member of the SZCC was also present as a special guest. During the three-day festival, three of the Bismillah Khan Memorial Award recipients gave their performances along with other music and dance artistes. On the first day, Manda Anantakrishna, a talented and reputed flute artiste of Tirupati gave a pleasing concert playing Thyagaraja’s Entamuddo complementing it with fine raga delineation and kalpana swaras. Sambho Siva SambhoP.Nageswara Rao, P.S.Phalgun and M. Haribabu assisted the flutist well on violin, mridangam and ghatam.

Next, Pasumarti Mrityunjaya Sarma of Hyderabad presented Sri Ganapathini (Sowrashtra) of Dikshitar. The final programme was a graceful Odissi dance by noted dancer Madhulita Mahapatro of Bengaluru. Pasyati Disi Disi

The second day’s programme started with a thrilling Laya Vinyasam by Peravali Jayabhasker of Hyderabad and his party. Rahul Another awardee, Rahul Acharya presented Sivatandavam.

The valedictory function was followed by Kuchipudi dance items, the highlight was Pravesa Daruvu `Bhamane Satya Bhamane by Vempati Srimoyi, daughter-in-law and a senior disciple of late maestro Dr.Vempati Chinna Satyam. She donned the role of Satyabhamashowing great skill of abhinaya, precise foot work enhibiting the mercurial moods of Satyabhama convincingly. SivastutiGajavadana, Narayaneeyam, and Brindavana Nilaye and Manduka Sabdam were neatly presented by Srimoyi’s disciples Amarnath Ghosh, Sivakumar and SubbarajuPasyati Disi Disi. .