Veteran Bharatanatyam dancer, guru and founding father of Hyderabad-based Sri Rama Nataka Niketan, V.S. Ramamoorthy kicked the bucket at the age of a hundred in Hyderabad on Friday.
Born on Gregorian calendar month twenty, 1920, in Thanjavur district of province, Ramamoorthy emotional to Secunderabad in 1969 and created the dual cities his home.
After finishing his credential in electro-technical engineering, Ramamoorthy emotional to the erstwhile city and so to city to affix geographical area physics restricted, as a sub-divisional officer. In 1942, he joined Military Engineering Services (MES) and was announce in Madras.
It was Bharatanatyam tho’ that he was most inclined to and have become the primary male student of the then eminent guru Dandayudhapani Pillai. He gave his Arangetram at Rasika Ranjani Sabha in Madras on Fourth of July, at the age of twenty seven.
Ramamoorthy was drawn to bop at the start by the tradition of ‘Kathakalakshepam’ and narratives from the Ramayana and Bhagavatam. His portrayal of Sivakami, Kundavi in Parthiban Kanavu, Anarkali, Sita, Kaikeyi, Kousalya, Thilakavathy and lots of historical feminine characters in dramas increased his acting artistry. Going on the far side Bharatanatyam, Ramamoorthy trained himself in Kurathi dance — a people tradition of province.
What started as Sri Devi Nritya Niketan to show dance to kids in Mylapore space in Madras, continuing as Sri Rama Nataka Niketan in Hyderabad once Ramamoorthy had to maneuver on employment transfer.
Under the steering of his girl Manjula Ramaswamy, the institute had won accolades and wide popularity of its pure and ancient variety. until his last, Ramamoorthy was actively concerned in his students’ performances and accustomed experience in their achievements at numerous platforms.
A few months agone the classical dance fraternity was noisy with activity celebrating Ramamoorthy’s centenary year.