Remembering harikatha exponent T. S. Balakrishna Sastrigal

TT.s. balakrishna sastrigalhe T. S. Balakrishna Sastrigal award of excellence will be conferred on dancer Uma Shriram of Nrithyodaya by Y. Prabhu, general secretary, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, at a function to be held at Tattvaloka Hall, Eldams Road, on Aug 30. The award will include a citation and a cheque for Rs. 25,000.

Dancers Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam (guru of the awardee) and Nandini Ramani will felicitate. An audio CD – ‘Sundhara Kaandam – Harikatha live in USA in 1983’ by T. S. Balakrishna Sastrigal will be released. This will be followed by a performance by Dvijavanthi Bharath. 3 p.m. onwards.