Source:; Author; Satish Suri; Photo Courtesy: Shandilya Srivatsa (

Soundarya Srivatsa, an accomplished dancer trained in the Pandanallur style under Guru Narmada, presented a solo performance (nritya roopaka)on the life of the composer Saint Thyagaraja. This was part of the celebration of Ananya Puraskar award ceremony held  at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore. Soundarya’s performance was qualified by excellent technique & consummate ease. She concluded her performance with “Endaro mahaanubhavulu andariki vandanamulu.” As the curtain closed to signal the end of the program many a tear welled up in the eyes of the audience as they empathised with the emotional quotient of the program.

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