Vazhuvoor V.B.Ramiah Pillai was a Bharatanatyam teacher par excellence with Midas touch, his disciple and renowned danseuse Padma Subrahmanyam shared.Accepting the Vazhuvoorar Award conferred on her by the Shree Vazhuvoorar Classical Bharathanatyam Arts Academy on the occasion of the centenary celebration of the illustrious nattuvangam exponent, she said he never used to threaten or scold his disciples.

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In the picture: A. Krishnaswamy, president, Sabha Fraternity, presenting the Vazhuvoorar Award to Bharatanatyam exponent Padma Subrahmanyam at a function held in Chennai on Sunday. R. Nataraj, Chairman, TNPSC is in the picture. Photo by: M. Vedhan and Photo Courtesy: The Hindu.