Special Correspondent

Sabha confers `Natya Kalasarathy' on Bharatanatyam exponent

CHENNAI: Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Triplicane, conferred the title "Natya Kalasarathy" on Kalanidhi Narayanan on the occasion of its 106th year dance festival here on Monday.

President of the Sabha, Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, who conferred the title and inaugurated the festival, said Kalanidhi Narayanan was known for her "abinaya" and had trained many "Bharathanatyam" artistes who had won laurels.

He said the sabha was honoured by conferring the title on her.

Adayar Lakshmanan in his felicitation appealed to young and upcoming artistes to learn the nuances of "Bharathanatyam" from senior artistes such as Ms.Kalanidhi Narayanan.

M.Balasubramanian, vice-president of the sabha, in his welcome address said Kalanidhi Narayanan treated dance as a yoga and yagna. He said the 18-day festival would provide opportunity to young dancers to participate.

Kalanidhi Narayanan in her speech dedicated the award to her disciples.