Padma Shri conferred on dancer Narthaki Nataraj among others

Bharatanatyam dancer and guru Narthaki Nataraj is back at her Mylapore home after taking part in what must have been a highpoint in her long career.

Narthaki was conferred the Padma Shri award by president Ram Nath Govind at a function held at Rashtrapathi Bhavan on Saturday. She was among many others who were conferred the Padma awards at the second such event.

For the awards occasion, Narthaki says she wore a handwoven, specially- made Kanjivaram silk sari.  A sari made by the reputed NV Silks, which has made saris for Rukmini Devi Arundale and Indira Gandhi, she adds.

She also chose to wear some traditional jewellery for this occasion.