India’s late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi was a trained Manipuri dancer! She learned Manipuri at Gurudev Ravindranath’s Shantiniketan. She was rehearsing for her first solo appearance in a Manipuri program when she received a telegram from Nehru that her mother was in critical health and must go to Europe…and Shantiniketan and Manipuri chapters in Indira’s life came to end.
Lakshmi in films
Danseuse Lakshmi Gopalswamy has entered the Kannada film industry with the movie Poorvapara. After seeing success in her film career in Malayalam; now Lakshmi is busy shooting for kannada films.
Surely she has made a good start.