HAPPY 84th BIRTHDAY to PADMASREE KALAMANDALAM GOPI ASHAN

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HAPPY 84th BIRTHDAY

The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company wish the Kathakali legend Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi Ashan a very HAPPY 84th BIRTHDAY.

Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi and Kalamandalam Vijayakumar - Scotland UK - 2008

 

Honoured

We were deeply honoured to have the presence of Ashan on 5 or 6 three month Kathakali UK Tours bringing Kathakali to thousands of people all over the UK. People were delighted to see Ashan perform in the UK giving standing ovations to express their appreciation. Even though they were told not to travel because of severe weather conditions, ice and snow, we had a full house.

 

Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi and Kalamandalam Vijayakumar - Oxford UK - 2010

 

My dream

As a chutti artist I dreamed of doing Ashan`s chutti but I had to wait 17 years before I finally got the chance and for that I am truly grateful.

 

Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi Ashan and Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakunar - London 2008

 

Part of our family

Ashan lived in our home and knew our family as they grew up from children to adults.

Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi Ashan - Salisbury UK 2008

Creative development

Ashan developed the character of The Prince in the new story Hima Sundari bringing detail, depth and emotion into the play.

 

Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi Edinburugh 1992.

Thank you

For everything you gave to us Ashan, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and today wish you all the happiness that you truly deserve for many years to come.

 

HAPPY 84th BIRTHDAY ASHAN,

 

We are thinking of you. best wishes from Kalamandalam Vijayakumar, Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar and the people of Britain.