Tanjavur K.P. Kittappa Pillai

  • Published By: Sruti

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.

Kittappa Pillai's has been an interesting life. He has travelled extensively in India and abroad and he has disciples, Indians as well as foreigners who come to him from the USA, Canada and elsewhere on periodical sabbaticals and enrich themselves out of his store of music and dance. H e has taught at the Darpana Academy of Arts in Ahmedabad. He is a willing giver and, although his own sons have not taken up the family profession, he has ensured continuity of the art through disciples in and out of the family circle. This is noteworthy against the background of reluctance in the past to give lessons in nattuvangam outside of the family.