Chennai, 20 August 2014
Iconic octogenarian Bharatanatyam guru Adyar K Lakshman, passed away last night at Chennai. He was 80. Born on 16 December 1933 at Kuppam in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Lakshman and his brother Rama Rao were discovered by Rukmini Devi Arundale’s Kalakshetra when they were very young.
Lakshman was a much loved and respected guru and choreographer who gave the world of Bharatanatyam many excellent disciples. His passing will be deeply mourned by dance and music lovers everywhere.
Please read Sruti issue no. 320 of June 2011 for a profile of Adyar K Lakshman.