Book on legendary dance guru Dandayudapani Pillai released

Dr Uma Anand has written a book on the contributions and life of her father and Guru K N Dandayudapani Pillai, a veteran in the field of Bharathanatyam.

The title of the book is “ Natyakalachakravarthy K N Dandayudapani Pillai – Life & Contributions”.

This book contain a biography of her father, some rare photographs and his compositions which have been transliterated in English. The foreward for the book was written by Sri B M Sundaram.

This book was released on June 5 at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium, Mylapore. Prof C V Chandrasekar presided over the function and released the book.

The first copy was received by Nandini Ramani. Adyar K Lakshmanan was the chief guest. Very rare movie clippings of the dance choreography of K N Dandayuthapani Pillai was screened followed by a short lecture demonstration on the uniqueness of his compositions .

Seen in the picture are Dr Uma Anand, Adyar K Lakshmanan, Prof C V Chandrasekar, Nandini Ramani and Sheela Prakash

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