Those days, trainees for Kathakali acting were selected after a facial make-up test.
(Kalamandalam Gopi in 'My story,' Nartanam vol XVIII, #2, April - June 2018)

Known for composing crisp rhythmic patterns and cross rhythm sequences, his permutations and combinations were challenging and earned Guru TS Kadirvelu Pillai, the name 'complicated Kadirvelu.'
('Tribute to a guru' by Bhanu Kumar, The Hindu Friday Review, Nov 2, 2018)

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