Kalasagar to observe GURUSMARANADINAM (Preserving and Promoting Guru Shishya Parampara) on 14 Oct 2015 in fond memory of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval.
Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval who redefined and repositioned the place of the chenda in Kathakali once said “kathakali devoid of chenda is like an ocean devoid of waves”. The veteran artiste’s 23rd death anniversary falls on 14th October 2015. Kalasagar, an institution founded by Poduval is observing Gurusmaranadinam (Preserving and Promoting Guru Shishya Parampara) on 14 October with the support of Kalakshetra Foundation, at Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai when the living legendary Gurus viz. Prof.SR.Janakiraman, a Carnatic vocalist and a musicologist and Prof.CK.Balagopalan, eminent artist from Kalakshetra will be felicitated by Kalasagar besides paying homage to visionary gurus Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, Rukmini Devi Arundale Dr. APJ.Abdul Kalam and M S Viswanathan. Kalasagar will also be presenting their new production DASAMUKHARAVANAN a Kathakali play. Eminenet personalities from the field of art and culture, theatre, scholar will be participating and paying homage to the gurus.