By Ishwar M. Ail
Pics : Dinesh Kulal
Mumbai : Led by Dubai based Padmanabha Kateel with the support of Ravi Kotian Shibaroor, Kateel Gopalkrishna Asranna Abhimaani Balaga Mumbai and UAE organised a housefull Yakshagana programme in memory of Gopalkrishna Asranna on 22nd September at Buntara Bhavana Sabhagrah, Kurla, Mumbai.
The programme was presided over by CA Shankar B Shetty President of Bunts Sangha Mumbai. In his speech he said Yakshagana is educating us in respect of ancient culture. So Bunts Sangha is always encouraging Yakshagana.
Suvarna Baba Powai was present on the occasion.
Kateel Lakshminarayana Asranna who was honored by Bunts Sangha said this credit goes to my father Gopalkrishna Asranna. He said Padmanabha Kateel is doing great work, the Godess of Kateel loves art mainly Yakshagana. So it is necessary to save the artists to save the art.
Aikala Harish Shetty, vice-president of World Bunts Okkuta, Karnire Vishwanath Shetty Vice President of Bunts Sangha Mumbai, Chandrahasa M Rai, Babu N Shetty, Behrain Kannada Sangha President Rajkumar, Dubai Kannada Sangha’s Secretary Daya Kirodian, Surendra Kumar Hegde, Chandrashekar Palethady, Vishwanath Shetty, Raghu P. Shetty, Babu Shetty, Ganesh Shetty Aikala, Ashok Kotian, Rohit Shetty Nagriguttu, Anand Shetty, Vamaya Shetty, Nitesh Shetty, Neelaya Shettigar, BD Suvarna, Navin Shetty, Ashok Salian, Shivaram Bhat, Ramesh Guruswamy, Satish Rao Kinnigoli, Adv. RG Shetty, Vasu Shetty Dubai are on dais.
All the guests on dais felicitated Yakshagan artists Sadashiv Shettigar , Mundaje Sadashiv Shetty, Bhagawat Raghavendra Acharya and Jayaprakash Nidvannaya , Permude Jayaprakash Shetty , Yakshagana artist Sarapadi Ashok Shetty, Kaatil Sadanand Shetty, Monappa , Madhava Naik , Prabhakar Suvarna Dubai. Prakash M. Shetty Mumbai also felicitated during the occasion.
Aikala Harish Shetty, Raj Kumar, Beharin , Daya Kirodiyan Dubai , Prabhakar Suvarna Dubai, Ashok Shetty Sarapady spoke and expressed their appreciation to Kateel Padmanabha for organising this geniune programme in the name of Gopalkrishna Asranna. Karnoor Mohan Rai compared theprogramme.
Sri Devi Leelamruta yakshaga was played by selected artists from different Yakshagana troops.
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