Source: newindianexpress.com; Author: Narayana Vishwanath; Photo Courtesy: newindianexpress.com

It was an interesting session at the Pethachi auditorium  — a national performing arts initiative presented by famous Danseuse Alarmel Valli, titled ‘Baani’ by Alap, on the 100th birth anniversary year of her guru, Pandanallur Subbaraya Pillai, and also to mark her 50th year as a dancer. It was also to reiterate the significance of preserving and passing on the legacy to the generations to come, and to bring out the importance of the guru-sishya relationship. On the occasion, five senior musicians, who had worked with Valli for more than 15 years, were honoured with titles.

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