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Friday, 27 October 2017

Veteran costumer Aiyyelu passes away

Aiyyelu, probably the busiest and most sought after costume designer for classical dance,  passed away at midnight on 22 October 2017 in Chennai. He was 88. D for Devaraj (his father's name) and S for Sanjeevi (his name) Aiyyelu was famous for his creative designs and prolific costuming for dance. Over sixty years, his art and craft of  stitching 'dance dresses' have enhanced the persona of several front-ranking dancers including Vyjayantimala Bali, Alarmel Valli and several others.

In his passing away, the dance world has lost a veteran creative costume designer.

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