In 1944, the Cochin govt took over the Kerala Kalamandalm premises for military use during World War II. A shattered Vallathol insisted that the Cochin govt hand over the administration of Kalamandalam to a committee of art experts. This was approved in 1945 and premises returned to Kalamandalam in 1946.
('For art's sake' by KK Gopalakrishnan, The Hindu, July 15, 2007)

Prof. KG Paulose is the first Vice Chancellor of Kalamandalam Deemed University of Arts.

KJ Sarasa is the cousin of late guru Dandayudhapani Pillai. She was inspired to learn dance after watching 'Baby Kamala' perform.

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