|The foundation for the present Music Academy building was laid by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister on Oct 5, 1955. The ceremony was followed by a concert by M S Subbulakshmi in aid of the Academy's Building Fund.|
|Anna Lopatowska, an
actress from Poland, is the first foreign woman to learn Koodiyattam.
(K K Gopalkrishnan in 'Passion for Koodiyattam,' The Hindu, Nov 13, 2005).
|Actress Waheeda Rehman
gave her maiden performance at Vani Mahal (Chennai) long before becoming
('The inauguration of Vani Mahal' by V Sriram, The Hindu, Nov 18, 2005)