Sri M.V. Narasimhachari and Smt. M. Vasanthalakshmi – in my eyes, a couple who epitomize originality in their thinking and their work, and creating uplifting beauty with an incredible depth on knowledge in dance, theater, music, literature and culture. Vasantha Akka’s blend of understated elegance and complete command of her artistry is incredibly unique. Master’s passing in August 2015 has most certainly left a huge void, but he has also left an incredible legacy. There are so many memories I cherish about Master beyond his artistic genius. But he shared a few words with me many years ago that have influenced me greatly – he told me that I must keep creating, and keep sharing. If you keep creating and sharing ideas, you would always come up with new and better ones. And, that the only reason to not share what you have is that you are afraid that you cannot come up with any more.
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