Various programmes to celebrate the 70th birthday of Kathakali maestro Sadanam Krishnankutty began at Irinjalakuda on Thursday.
P.C. Chacko, MP, inaugurated the celebrations. He spoke about the maestro's rich contribution to Kathakali.
Mr. Krishnankutty offered ‘gurudakshina' to veteran Kathakali actor Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair. Irinjalakuda municipal councillor Sathosh Boban, Unnayi Warrier Smaraka Kalanilayam president K. Narendra Warrier and Ammannur Kuttan Chakyar spoke.