Kalakshithi completes 25 years
The JSS auditorium in
Bengaluru was overflowing
with students of Prof. M.R.
of Kalakshithi, on 16 and 17 April.
The occasion was the silver jubilee
celebrations of this “school of fine
arts”. Widely respected and wellknown as “Kittu Sir” in Bengaluru,
M.R. Krishnamurthy learnt under
Rukmini Devi at Kalakshetra from
the age of 16. Others who taught
him there were Sarada Hoffman,
Vasanta Vedam, Pushpa Sankar,
N.S. Jayalakshmi, Mylapore Gowri
Amma, and Chandu Panickar. He
participated in most of the dancedramas of Kalakshetra, donning a
variety of roles.