Bharata Sangita Vidwan, Natya Kalanidhi, Kalaimamani Tanjavur K.P. Kittappa Pillai will be honoured with the title of Isai Perarignar also when he presides over the annual conference of the Tamil Isai Sangam of Madras this month.

He is over seventy-two years old. But watch him when he is singing and guiding a disciple in the intricate steps of a Bharatanatyam piece. See his smile and the sway of his body when he is possessed by the laya, the raga and the bhava of the particular composition. You will see the marvellous rejuvenation of this doyen of the art and wonder to what he owes this transformation.