Song of Surrender

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Gopikrishna


22.8.1935-1994

Birthdays & Anniversaries


Gopi Krishna was born into a family of kathak dancers. His maternal grandfather Pandit Sukhdev Maharaj was a teacher of Kathak and his aunt Sitara Devi was a Kathak dancer who has performed around the world. When he was 11 years old, Gopi Krishna began training under his grandfather. He also learned from Shambhu Maharaj. In addition to Kathak, Gopi Krishna learned Bharatanatyam from Mahalingam Pillai and Govind Raj Pillai. Receiving the title of "Nataraj" (King of Dancers) at the All Bengal Music Conference at the age of 15.

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