an artiste of outstanding calibre, she had
the privilege of performing at the United
Nations Head Quarters in New York, on Human
Rights Day in December 1981, on an invitation
from the then Secretary-General, Kurt Waldheim.
has participated in several national and
international seminars and has served on
the board of several cultural committees.
She was on the Executive Board of The Sangeet
Natak Akademi (SNA), New Delhi from 1988
was the Vice-Chairperson of the Centre for
Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT),
New Delhi from 1998 to 2002.
is currently the Member of the Society of
National Council for Science Museums (NCSM)
and also the Committee on National Policy
has also been awarded the unique honour
Associate of Indian Studies (Professor)
by the Colgate University, New York, in
Bharatalaya, an unique institution of fine
arts founded by her in 1970, by Prof. Sudharani
Raghupathy, for the dissemination of culture.
Her institution is perhaps the only one
of its kind in the nation that has produced
valuable resource material, which is a unique
contribution to the world of fine arts.
the instance of Padmavibhushan
Smt. Kamaladevi Chattopadyay, she documented
the famous "Arayar Sevai" of Srivilliputhur.
The Sangeet Natak Akademi has recorded her
"Navasandhi" Nritta in 1981-1982.
The CCRT, New Delhi has produced a videocassette
of her Ramayana-Balakanda, which was released
by the Sankaracharya of Kanchi, H.H.Jayendra
Saraswathi Swamiji in 1993.
few of the prestigious awards conferred
on her include PADMASHRI (1988),
Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award (1984),
Kalaimamani (1981)-(Tamil Nadu state award),
Sapthagiri Sangeetha Vidwanmani (1996)-(Andhra
Kalashree (1999)-(Karnataka) Telugu Academy
award among many others.
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