Guru Gopalakrishnan passes away
Posted on: 06 Sep 2012
Dance maestro Guru Gopalakrishnan passed away due to old age at 86. He breathed his last at 3 am on Wednesday in Chennai and was cremated there.
He belonged to the Nanthyelath family in Kodungalloor and is survived by wife Kusumam, a distinguished dancer and children Vinod and Apsara.
He had secured many awards and accolades and had acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Sinhala movies. He has done choreography for KPAC's plays.
He had visited China in 1953 with the first Indian cultural delegation and had also performed a dance-drama based on Bhagawad Gita with Guru Gopinath at Teen Murti Bhavan on Nehru's special request. His autobiography is Jeevitharekha.