A two-day Jayanthostsavam has been organised to celebrate the Birth anniversary of Kuchipudi legend Late Padma Shri Dr. Sobha Naidu at the Sri Tyagaraja Gana Sabha, Chikkadpally on Thursday 13 April and Friday 14 April. In memory of the great dancer, who learnt dance under illustrious Padma Bhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam and was popular for her various portrayal of female characters in many ballets, and left an indelible mark on the Kuchipudi map, her shishyas and prashishysas will pay a tribute to her with their dance performances.
Also, on the first day, PRC Sarma, Mrudangam Vidwan, Retd. Lecturer, Sri Bhakta Ramadasa Music and Dance College, Hyderabad, will be honoured. The following day, Amalapauram Kanna Rao, renowned singer and Retd. Scientific Officer, NFC, Hyderabad, will be felicitated.
On the opening day, Padma Shri Dr. Padmaja Reddy, Director, Pranav Institute of Kuchipudi Dance, is the Chief Guest, while the Guests of Honour, include Guru Kala Krishna, Andhra Natyam expert and Dr. Yashoda Thakore, Chair, Dept. of Kuchipudi, University of Silicon Andhra.
On the second day, Dr. Anuradha Jonnalagadda, Prof. in Dance, University of Hyderabad, is the Chief Guest, while the Guest of Honour is Dr. Bhagavatula Sethuram, Director, Sri Kuchipudi Nrutya Nilayam, Hyderabad. The presence of senior dancers and experts at the Jayanthostsavam will surely be a blessing and a beautiful tribute to Late Dr. Sobha Naidu.
Students of Guru Smt. P B Bharathi, G Padmaja Reddy, J Anuradha, Venkata Bhaskar, Sujatha Murthy, C Vijaya Shastry, Anita P, Rambabu, M Devadas, Shobha G, Sangeeta, D Saraswati Purnima, Amrita, Ushakiron, Lavanya, Sivaranjani and students will perform.