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Acharya Parvati Kumar, Bharatanatyam Guru, November 29, 2012

Adyar Balu (Balakrishnan N V), mridangist, December 13, 2011

Adyar K Lakshman, Bharatanatyam guru, August 19, 2014 (aged 81)

Adyar Rama Rao, BN vocalist, May 3, 2015

Aiyyelu DS, costume designer, October 22, 2017

Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, Kudiyattam guru, July 1, 2008

Ammannur Parameswara Chakyar, Koodiyattom maestro, November 15, 2008 (aged 93)

Ananda Shankar, Contemporary dancer, composer, March 26, 1999

Ananda Shivaram, Kathakali guru, November 7, 2001

Anandi Ramachandran, Bharatanatyam guru & musicologist, March 16, 2005

Annabhattula Krishnaveni, dancer / musician Kalavantula, January 16, 2016

Anne Marie Gaston (Anjali), Bharatanatyam, Chhau, Kuchipudi & Kathakali dancer, April 5, 2018

Arjun Mishra, Kathak guru and performer, October 22, 2015

Arudhra Dr., scholar, June 4, 1998 (aged 73)

Arumugam C P, mridangist

Asako Takami, Odissi dancer, November 3, 2007

Asha Joglekar, Kathak guru, March 18, 2016 (aged 80)

Atul Desai, music composer, January 20, 2013

Balagopalan CK, Bharatanatyam dancer/teacher, August 24, 2019 aged 80

Balamuralikrishna M, singer/music composer, November 22, 2016 (aged 86)

Balasaraswati, Bharatanatyam dancer, February 9, 1984

Banamali Maharana, mardala maestro, November 17, 2018, aged 77

Bhagavatula Seetharama Sarma, musician-nattuvanar, December 10, 2017

Bharati Tolani, Chhau dancer

Bhaskar KP, Bharatanatyam guru (Singapore), April 17, 2013 (aged 88)

Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, dancer, August 4, 2003

Bhavanvitha Venkat, Kuchipudi dancer, March 28, 2019

Bhubaneswar Mishra, Odissi music composer, May 7, 1993

Bibhuti Mishra, art critic, November 29, 2005

Bijoy Kumar Senapati, Odissi Guru, December 8, 2011

Bipin Singh, Manipuri guru, Jan 9, 2000

Bireshwar Gautam, Kathak dancer, December 12, 2009 (aged 42)

BSS Rao, art critic & patron, July 4, 2011 (aged 82)

Chaitan S Garg, organizer

Chakyar Rajan, Chakyar Koothu exponent, April 6, 2007

Chandrabhaga Devi, dancer, 1997

Chandralekha, dancer/choreographer, December 30, 2006 (aged 78)

Chandrasekharan, Kerala Natanam guru

Chandrashekar SN, critic, January 19, 2015 (aged 93)

Chandu Panikkar, Kathakali guru, January 16, 1969

Chavara Parukutty, Kathakali artiste, February 7, 2019

Chitrasena, Sri Lankan Kandyan dancer, July 18, 2005 (aged 84)

Chitresh Das, Kathak performer & teacher, January 4, 2015 (aged 70)

Chitti Durgadevi, Kuchipudi guru, March 6, 2007

Dakshinamurthi K N, Bharatanatyam guru, April 26, 2005 (aged 76)

Damayanti Joshi, Kathak guru, September 19, 2004

Dashrath Patel, artist & photographer, December 1, 2010

Dharamshibhai Shah, Kathak Guru, December 9, 2017, aged 97

Dhiraj Chawda, dance photographer, November 6, 2012 (aged 93)

Dhirendranath Pattnaik, scholar & historian, January 1, 2009

Dinanath Pathy, artist & scholar, August 30, 2016

Doraikannu, Devadasi dancer, April 10, 2003

Doraiswamy A, flautist

Dullav Chandra Singh, Odissi guru, May 5, 2010

Ekambaram G, mridangam vidwan, May 23, 2013 (aged 80)

Emily Mayne, Bharatanatyam dancer, May 29, 2013

Gandhi S C, Proprietor, Kalpana Art Recording, October 13, 2002

Ganesh Hiralal Hasal, Kathak guru, March 15, 2019

Gangadhar Pradhan, Odissi dancer & guru, October 11, 2010

Gauri Banerjee, Rabindra Natyam, November 2, 2016, aged 73

Gina Lalli, Bharatanatyam and Kathak dancer, February 16, 2019 aged 89

GM Sharma, scholar, Founder of Nartanam quarterly, December 18, 2017

Gopalakrishnan, Kerala Natanam guru, September 5, 2012 (aged 86)

Govindarajan S R, mridangist

Gul Bardhan, contemporary dancer, November 29, 2010, aged 82

Harekrushna Behera, Odissi Guru, June 24, 2012 (aged 81)

Harini Koushica, Bharatanatyam dancer, May 17, 2002

Heisnam Kanhailal, theatre, October 6, 2016

Indrani Rehman, BN, Kuchipudi, Kathak & Odissi dancer, February 5, 1999 (aged 68)

Iyengar BKS, Yoga guru, August 20, 2014, aged 96

Jagannath Mahanta, Sattriya exponent & scholar, March 16, 2014

Jahnavi Jayaprakash, vocalist / composer, April 27, 2002

Jamuna Krishnan, Bharatanatyam dancer/teacher, May 15, 2019 aged 76

Jaya Krishnaratnam, Bharatanatyam vocalist, November 10, 2005

Jaya Subramaniam, dance producer and arts critic, July 27, 2014 aged 82

Jayalakshmi Alva, Bharatanatyam guru, July 21, 2015 (aged 81)

Jayalakshmi Arunachalam, Bharatanatyam guru, August 28, 2008

Jayalakshmi Sadagopan, Natyanjali Trust, Nov 7, 2003

Jayalalitha J, Bharatanatyam, December 5, 2016 aged 68

Joseph Levine (Raja), Kathak dancer, August 12, 1999

Josyula Krishnamurthy, Kuchipudi artiste & musician, September 1, 2014, aged 86

Jyotindra Prasad Mishra, sitarist for Odissi dance, May 2, 2012

Kadirvelu Pillai T S, Bharatanatyam guru, November 22, 2001

Kalamandalam Appukutty Poduval, maddalam maestro, Jan 27, 2008 (aged 84)

Kalamandalam Chandrika, Mohiniattam guru, Jan 22, 2017

Kalamandalam Geethanandan, Ottanthullal artiste, January 28, 2018 (aged 58)

Kalamandalam Goutam, Kathakali artiste, September 7, 2019

Kalamandalam Govindan Kutty, Kathakali guru, January 5, 2007 (aged 79)

Kalamandalam Haridas, Kathakali, March 30, 2014 (aged 62)

Kalamandalam Haridas, Kathakali vocalist, September 17, 2005

Kalamandalam Hyderali, Kathakali vocalist/composer, January 5, 2006

Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma, Mohini Attam guru, May 12, 1999

Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair, Kathakali guru, August 15, 1990

Kalamandalam Leelamma, Mohiniattam guru, June 15, 2017

Kalamandalam Natanam Gopalakrishnan, guru (Kathakali), November 19, 2001

Kalamandalam Padmanabhan Nair, Kathakali guru, April 3, 2007 (aged 79)

Kalamandalam Rajan, Kathakali exponent, June 13, 2012 (aged 81)

Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair, Kathakali guru, March 11, 2013 (aged 87)

Kalamandalam Sankaran Embranthiri, Kathakali vocalist, Nov 14, 2007

Kalamandalam Satyabhama, Mohiniattam Guru, September 13, 2015 (aged 77)

Kalanidhi Narayanan, Bharatanatyam and abhinaya guru, February 21, 2016 aged 87

Kama Dev, Bharatanatyam dancer, September 22, 1992, aged 54

Kamala Rani, musician & nattuvangam (Retd from Kalakshetra), April 19, 2003

Kameshwaran SK, Bharatanatyam guru, July 20, 2007 aged 79

Kanakaraj, makeup artiste, June 17, 2019 aged 60

Kanchana Sharma, Bharatanatyam dancer, March 6, 2005

Kanduri Charan Behera, Odissi guru, June 21, 2016

Kannan R, veena artiste, May 8, 2001

Kapila Raj, Kathak guru, April 12, 2014

Karaikudi P. Sivakumar, nattuvanar, June 27, 2018 aged 62

Kartik Chandra Rath, arts promoter, April 1, 2019

Karunambal G Pillai, BN guru, April 29, 2015

Kavalam Narayana Panikkar, scholar/dramatist, June 26, 2016 aged 88

Kelucharan Mohapatra, Odissi dancer & guru, April 7, 2004

Keremane Shambhu Hegde, Yakshagana exponent, February 3, 2009

Keshav S Kothari, scholar, October 16, 2006

Keshava Murthy HR, Bharatanatyam guru, July 22, 2006 (aged 87)

Kidangoor Rama Chakyar, Koodiyattam guru, September 2, 2015 (aged 88)

Kittappa Pillai K P, Bharatanatyam guru, October 30, 1999

Komal Kothari, ethno-musicologist and folklorist, April 20, 2004 (aged 75)

Korada Narasimha Rao, Kuchipudi dancer/guru, January 3, 2007 (aged 74)

Koser M L, founder of Pracheen Kala Kendra, March 27, 2008 aged 80

Kothavil Ramankutty, Kathakali costumes woodwork, October 27, 2018 aged 70

Kottakkal Chandrasekhara Warrier, Kathakali artiste, September 4, 2019 aged 74.

Kottakkal Sivaraman, Kathakali actor, July 19, 2010 (aged 74)

Krishnan S V, Nada Inbam, February 15, 2007

Krishna Rao U S, Bharatanatyam guru, March 6, 2005, aged 92

Krishnaswamy R (Secretary, Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai), March 18, 2015 (aged 78)

Krishnaveni Lakshmanan, Bharatanatyam guru, August 29, 2004 (aged 62)

Kunhiraman KP, Kathakali & Bharatanatyam guru, June 12, 2014 (aged 84)

Lakshmaiya S, flautist

Lakshmi Knight, Bharatanatyam dancer, December 23, 2001

Lakshmi Rajamani, Kuchipudi guru, January 27, 2015

Lalgudi Jayaraman, composer, April 22, 2013 (aged 82)

Lalitharatnam B, arts patron, August 27, 2007

Lalitha Swaminathan, Bharatanatyam dancer/vocalist, July 2010

La Meri (Russell Meriwether Hughes), Bharatanatyam & Kathak dancer, January 1988, aged 89

Lata Pooviah, Kathak dancer, August 7, 2003 (aged 92)

Leela Ramanathan, exponent of BN, Kathak, Kathakali and Odissi, March 22, 2015

Leela Ratnam, mother of Anita Ratnam, July 24, 2008

Leela Sekhar, arts presenter, January 18, 2014 (aged 93)

Lokendrajit Singh, Manipuri dancer, May 18, 2018

Madan Mohan Lenka, Mayurbhanj Chhau guru, September 25, 2007

Madavoor Vasudevan Nair, Kathakali maestro, Feb 6, 2018 (aged 89)

Madhurita Sarang, Kathak dancer, April 2006

Madurai N Krishnan, composer, Oct 9, 2005 aged 77

Madurai T Sethuraman, Bharatanatyam vocalist 

Maguni Charan Das, Gotipua guru, December 4, 2008

Mahadevan KS, music critic, September 3, 2006

Mahalingam Pillai T K, Bharatanatyam guru, December 6, 2002

Mala Gaur, Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher, September 8, 2017

Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam maestro, January 14, 1990

Manjusri Chaki Sircar, Contemporary dancer, June 6, 2000

Manna Srinivasan, scholar, March 10, 2012 (aged 78)

Margi Sathi, Koodiyattam and Nangiarkoothu exponent, December 1, 2015 aged 50

Maya Rao, Kathak guru, September 1, 2014, aged 86

Medha Yodh, Bharatanatyam guru, July 11, 2007

Meera Seshadri, musician, composer, November 25, 2001

Mithran Devanesen, theater director and scenographer, August 9, 2010 (aged 61)

MN Sarma, academician, Founder of Nartanam quarterly, January 15, 2019

Mohan Khokar, scholar & historian, September 17, 1999

Mohanrao Kallianpurkar, Kathak maestro, December 4, 1985

Moozhikkulam Kochukuttan Chakyar, Koodiyattam guru, April 15, 2009

Mrinalini Sarabhai, Bharatanatyam guru, January 21, 2016 aged 97

Muralidhar Rao, Bharatanatyam guru, May 1, 2017

Mysore S Rajaram, former Director of Kalakshetra, Chennai, June 1, 2009

Nala Najan, Bharatanatyam, Chhau dancer / writer, January 7, 2002

Na Muthuswamy, Koothu-P-Pattarai, playwright & theatre artist, October 24, 2018 aged 82

Narasimhachar M A, musician, July 7, 2004

Narasimhachari MV, Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi guru, August 19, 2015

Narayan TK, Bharatanatyam guru, March 2, 2005 (aged 82)

Narendra Sharma, contemporary dancer/guru, January 14, 2008 (aged 83)

Narmada, Bharatanatyam guru, March 30, 2007 (aged 65)

Naseem Khan, writer and policy advisor, June 8, 2017

Natanamani Balu, Bharatanatyam guru, January 22, 2007

Nataraja Mudaliar, Bharatanatyam guru, November 30, 2001

Nataraja Ramakrishna, Kuchipudi, Perini and Andhra Natyam guru, June 7, 2011 (aged 88)

Neila Sathyalingam, Bharatanatyam guru, March 9, 2017 (aged 79)

Nilakanta Singh, scholar, 2000

Nirmala Ramachandran, Bharatanatyam guru, February 23, 2011

Padma Subramaniam, Bharatanatyam vocalist, June 13, 2004

Padmini Ramachandran, Bharatanatyam dancer/actress, Sept 24, 2006 (aged 74)

Padmini Ramachandran, Bharatanatyam guru, January 17, 2016 aged 71

Padmini Rao, Bharatanatyam dancer/teacher, January 27, 2007 (aged 51)

Painkulam Damodara Chakyar, Koothu and Koodiyattam performer, July 26, 2017, aged 82

Pandanallur C Subbaraya Pillai, Bharatanatyam guru, May 12, 2008 (aged 94)

Pandanallur M Gopalakrishnan Pillai, Bharatanatyam guru, August 17, 2015

Pandanallur Jayalakshmi (Rani Jayalakshmi Nachiyar), Bharatanatyam dancer, March 2017

Pandanallur Swaminatha Pillai, Bharatanatyam guru, August 5, 2015

Pankaj Charan Das, Odissi guru, June 11, 2003 (aged 82)

Parassini Kunhiraman Nair, Kathakali actor, November 13, 2018, aged 85

T S Parthasarathy, Musicologist, October 13, 2006 (aged 93)

Pasumarthi Krishnamurthy, Kuchipudi dancer, August 2004

Pasumarti Sitaramayya, Kuchipudi guru, February 9, 2018

Pasupathi D, musician and composer, February 26, 2019

Pattabhi Raman N, Founder Editor of SRUTI Magazine, December 23, 2002

Parveen Gangani, Kathak dancer, June 2, 2018

Prabhavathi Shastry, Bharatanatyam dancer & teacher, January 7, 2015 (aged 66)

Prince Braj Bhanu Singh Deo, Seraikella Chhau dancer, June 15, 2017

Prince Suddhendra Narayan Singh Deo, Seraikella Chhau guru

Protima Gauri, Odissi dancer, Aug 18, 1998, aged 49

Pushpa Bhuyan, Sattriya exponent, Oct 7, 2015

Radha Burnier, Bharatanatyam dancer, October 31, 2013 (aged 90)

Raghunath Panigrahi, vocalist, music composer & Odissi musicologist, Aug 25, 2013, aged 79

Ragini Devi, Kathakali & BN dancer, Jan 22, 1982 (aged 88)

R Rajagopal, founder-secretary of Kartik Fine Arts, March 30, 2014 (aged 88)

Rajagopalan LS, scholar and patron of the arts, September 17, 2008 (aged 86)

Rajah K M, flautist

Rajalakshmi Santhanam, musician and writer, June 15, 2002

Rajalakshmi T A, Bharatanatyam dancer and guru, June 4, 2003

Rajan KK, Chakyar Koothu exponent, April 6, 2007

Rajesh Kumar, Bharatanatyam dancer, May 13, 2001

Rakhal Mohanty, Odissi vocalist/composer, April 14, 2019 aged 88

Ram Gopal, dancer, October 12, 2003, aged 90

Ramachandran N, presenter, December 10, 2002

Ramachandran R, presenter (Hamsadwani), May 24, 2007 (aged 83)

Ramadevi Lachchu Maharaj, Kathak guru, December 24, 2011 (aged 86)

Dr.A S Raman, writer, June 24, 2001

Ramani Ranjan Jena, Odissi guru, March 26, 2016

Rani Karnaa, Kathak guru, May 7, 2018

Ranjabati Sircar, Contemporary dancer (Navanritya), writer, October 24, 1999 (aged 36)

Ranjana Jhaveri, Manipuri guru, January 17, 2017 (aged 87)

Rashmi Parthasarathy (Mrs.YGP), founder of Bharat Kalachar, August 6, 2019 aged 93

Ravi A, Bharatanatyam dancer, Oct 29, 2003

Rev. Fr. S M George, October 20, 2008, director of Kalai Kaviri

Ritha Devi, Odissi dancer, September 12, 2017 aged 92

Rohini Bhate-Jathar, Kathak guru, October 10, 2008 (aged 83)

Rukmini Devi, Bharatanatyam guru, February 23, 1986

Rupa Lal, art patron, January 8, 2004

Sachin Shankar, contemporary choreographer, May 10, 2005 (aged 81)

Sanjukta Panigrahi, Odissi dancer, June 24, 1997

Sarada S (Peria Sarada), Bharatanatyam guru, November 4, 2009 (aged 94)

Sarasa KJ, Bharatanatyam guru, January 2, 2012 (aged 78)

Saraswathi Thiagarajan, Bharatanatyam guru, June 29, 2009

Sastry B V K, scholar, September 22, 2003 (aged 87)

Sathiraju Venumadhav, vocalist/composer, April 23, 2019 aged 46

Sathyalingam S, vocalist, June 21, 2011

Selma Jeanne Cohen, historian of Dance, December 23, 2005 (aged 85)

Seshan.A, writer, January 7, 2018 (aged 84)

Shambhu Maharaj, Kathak maestro, November 4, 1970

Shankar Hombal, Bharatanatyam Guru, October 20, 2010

Shanta Rao, Kuchipudi & Bhama Nrityam, December 28, 2007 (aged 81)

Shanta Serbjeet Singh, dance critic, August 2, 2017, aged 81

Shashimani Devi, Mahari, March 19, 2015 (aged 93)

Sheni Gopalakrishna Bhat, Yakshagana exponent, July 18, 2006 (aged 88)

Shirin Vajifdar, Kathak dancer, Sept 29, 2017 aged 92

Shiva Rao, Bharatanatyam guru, April 29, 2008

Shyamala Mohanraj, Bharatanatyam dancer/guru, July 14, 2015

Sitara Devi, Kathak dancer, November 25, 2014 (aged 94)

Sivarama Poduval (Edakka, Sopana Sanageetham, Thayamabaka), Sept 5, 2006 (aged 82)

Sivanandam K P, Bharatanatyam guru, musician and composer, July 30, 2003

Sivasankaran N K, Kathakali maestro, April 7, 2006 (aged 76)

Sridhar O S, vocalist for dance, Oct 21, 2006 (aged 53)

Srihari Nayak, Mayurbhanj Chhau guru, May 17, 2010 (aged 76)

Srinivasan K S, critic / writer

Subramaniam P V (Subbudu), critic, March 29, 2007 (aged 90)

Subramanian S P (Chemburaan), writer, January 4, 2004

Prof. V Subramaniam, scholar, May 28, 2004

Sudarshan Dheer, Kathak guru, Oct 3, 2015

Sudha Khandwani, BN guru, organizer, November 3, 2016

Sukendu Dutt, Kathakali dancer, Feb 1982

Sumanta Mohanty, Odissi singer/composer, October 9, 2008

Sumathi Kaushal, Kuchipudi guru, July 15, 2019

Sumitra Charat Ram, arts patron, August 8, 2011 (aged 97)

Sunanda Chowdhury, Manipuri dancer, November 4, 2003 (aged 67)

Sundaram Ramakrishnan, Director General of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Worldwide, February 14, 2003

Sundari Santhanam, Bharatanatyam guru, August 24, 2009

Pt. Sundaralal Gangani, Kathak guru, December 17, 2013

Surendra Mathur, impressario, August 8, 2001

Surendranath Jena, Odissi guru, October 8, 2007 (aged 83)

Surendra Saikia, Kathak guru, July 16, 2015

Surya Kumari, Bharatanatyam dancer, April 25, 2005

Suvarna MN (Bharatanatyam guru), Feb 15, 2013

Swarnavelu R, critic / writer

Susheela Misra, critic / writer

Tangirala Raghu, composer and dance accompanist, February 7, 2007 (aged 61)

Tara Chaudhri, Kathak dancer, Sept 22, 2013

Thangamani Nagarajan, Bharatanatyam guru, July 30, 2014

Thanjavur Balasaraswati, Bharatanatyam dancer and guru, February 9, 1984

Thanjavur Kamalambal, Bharatanatyam exponent, August 11, 2003

Thanjavur G Lakshmanan, veena artiste

Thanjavur Rajalakshmi, Bharatanatyam guru, December 25, 2015

Thokchom Brindashabi Devi, Manipuri dancer and singer, June 10, 2018 aged 84

Tirath Ram Azad, Kathak guru, April 22, 2008

Uday Shankar, Modern dancer and guru, Sept 26, 1977

Udupi Laxminarayan, Bharatanatyam Guru, September 17, 1926 - March 17, 2015

Uma Muthukumaraswamy, arts patron (mother of Alarmel Valli), July 31, 2017

Uma Rama Rao K, BN & Kuchipudi guru, August 27, 2016

Uma Sriram, Bharatanatyam dancer, July 11, 2018 aged 71

Uma Sundaram, Bharatanatyam guru, January 24, 2007 (aged 62)

Usha Srinivasan, Bharatanatyam guru, June 8, 2006 (aged 54)

Vaidyanathan N, art critic/columnist, Nov 14, 2008 (aged 87)

Vanaja Narayanan, Bharatanatyam guru, May 19, 2011

Vasu TT, arts enthusiast, May 11, 2005, aged 76

Vazhuvoor R Samraj, Bharatanatyam guru, July 17, 2004 (aged 66)

Vedantam Satyanarayana Sarma, Kuchipudi guru, November 16, 2012

Veenai Sesha Aiyar, musicologist, January 12, 2005

Veeru Krishna Tiwari, Kathak dancer/teacher, September 7, 2019

Velayudhan Nair, Krishnanattam exponent, March 7, 2010

Vempati Chinna Satyam, Kuchipudi guru, July 29, 2012 (aged 83)

Vempati Ravi Shankar, Kuchipudi dancer, January 23, 2018 (aged 49)

Venkatalakshamma K, Bharatanatyam guru, July 3, 2002

Venmani Haridas, Kathakali vocalist, September 17, 2005 (aged 59)

Veronique Azan, Kathak dancer, August 2, 2017, aged 53

Vijai Shankar, Kathak guru, March 16, 2019

Viswanathan T, Professor of Music (brother of Balasaraswathi), September 10, 2002

Visweswaran R, vocalist & composer, June 28, 2007

William Skelton, Colgate University, Sept 23, 2009 (aged 86)

Yagnaraman R, presenter (Krishna Gana Sabha), April 3, 2007 (aged 85)

Zhang Jun, Bharatanatyam & Kathak, January 2012 (aged 79)

Zohra Segal, dancer & actor, July 10, 2014 (aged 102)

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