To commemorate the famous Chennai December season 2010 of music and dance, the Department of Posts, Ministry of Telecommunications, has come out with a set of three stamps picturing famous nadaswaram artiste T N Rajarathinam Pillai, veena Dhanammal and renowned dancer T Balasaraswathi.
Ragini Devi was the first lady to have learnt Kuchipudi from Chinta Venkataramayya around 1932.
Vedantam Raghavayya was the first to present a dance number in the film 'Rytubidda,' one of the early films made by Gudavalli Ramabrahman in 1939. He presented a Dasavatara number in the film in a sequence relating to an election campaign.
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