The Legend Grows… 90

Happy Birthday Sir

” Amidst maple leaves sprouting in alien soil age-old tradition “
Guru U.S. Krishna Rao has made it possible for me to do this,
Thank you Guruji for making this happen and much, much more.
Mamata Niyogi Nakra (Founder/President & Artistic Director KALABHARATI, Montreal, Canada)

As your student in Central College (1958-60),
I still remember your graceful gestures and gait from one end to the other end of
the long table in the class room while delivering the chemistry lecture.
We did not realize we were watching a great dancer and a legend in the making.
Dr. T. M. Manjunath (Chief Patron – Drishti)

We admire USK sir for his discipline,
devotion & dressing sense!! One of the
most charming Guru he is, his enthusiasm
at 90 is a great lesson for all the youngsters!
Thanks for this gift Krishna Rao sir.
– T. D. Rajendra & Nirupama

Krishna Rao Saar is a living legend
of dance; much loved and respected.
– Ashish Khokar

Prof. U. S. Krishna Rao
The guru I know for past 50 years,
the guru who taught me the wonderful
art of classical Bharatanatyam, the guru
with his beloved wife Chandrabhaga Devi
brought dignity and decorum to the field
of dance, the guru who is a guide,
a philosopher and a father figure to me,
I love him as much as I love my dad.
– Sharada Umesh Rudra

I have known Prof. U. S. Krishna Rao since I was a college going teenager and he was lecturer at the Central College, Bangalore. Need less to say that my classmates and me took keen interest in his romance with Chandrabhaga Devi. Apart from being a good performer and an excellent teacher USK is a thorough gentleman and a lovely human being – a breed that is getting rare and rarer in today’s world. May he live long.
– Leela Ramanathan

Sri. U. S. Krishna Rao is an inspiration to the field of Bharathanatya,
particularly for male dancers. He has done a splendid work in
literary field of Bharathanatya.
– H. R. Keshava Murthy (Keshava Nrithyashala)

Master (U. S. K.), At ninety is as charming, creative, composed, methodical and workoholic as he was 25
years ago when I used to be his student. His commitment
to dance and his resistance to the vagaries of life will
continue to inspire and guide me.
– Prathibha Prahlad

Krishna Rao’s were my childhood
inspiration! The pride of Karnataka
whom I have idolised.
– Lalitha Srinivasan

Prof. U. S. Krishna Rao & Chandrabhaga Devi –
You dared to dream, and showed the world
the magic of Indian dance. As torch bearers
of this generation, we promise to keep the
splendor of your names high for many many
generations to come…Happy Birthday sir.
– Kiran Subramanyam & Sandhya Kiran

Prof. U. S. Krishna Rao – Sir, as I call him along
with amma, his wife Smt. Chandrabhaga Devi
have been a guiding light in my life since 1972
They have been my mentors and inspiration and
have made me the person I’am today. I know his
blessings and best wishes are with me always.
My respect, affection and love for him will continue
– B. R. Mythrai Setty

Happy Birthday Sir
– Anuradha Vikranth & T. M. Vikranth