Excerpt from today’s Hindu..
Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday(Feb 24th) announcing Kalaimamani awards for 70 persons who have made a significant contribution to their respective fields. The awards are given by the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mantram.
Bharatanatyam exponents honored this year are Sangeetha Kapilan(disciple of Smt. Krishnakumari Narendran?), Aishwarya Dhanush(disciple of Smt. Meenakshi Chitaranjan)
Aishwarya Dhanush, dancer and daughter of actor Rajinikanth, said it was very exciting to be receiving the honour. “I have to thank my guru Meenakshi Chittaranjan, my husband Dhanush, who encouraged me to resume professional dancing, and my parents, who took the initiative.” My son Yatra is my lucky charm.”