During the last years of his life, Kelucharan Mohapatra collected most of the dance poses from the temples of Orissa by digital video camera and prepared sketches of them in Odissi traditional style.
(“My work on Odissi in association with Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra”, Dheerendra Nath Pattanaik, Nartanam Vol IV #2, Apr – June 2004)

Manduka Shabdam, the dance legend of the frog, was said to have been composed in the 13th century for a celebrated court dancer Lakumadevi, by Jayappa Nayak, author of the Nritta Ratnavali.

Guru T K Mahalingam Pillai has trained several well-known artistes like Sitara Devi, Gopi Krishna, Waheeda Rehman, Damayanthi Joshi etc in Bharatanatyam.

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