KALAMANDALAM VASU PISHAROTHY ASHAN

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DEATH OF THE GREAT KALAMANDALAM VASU PISHAROTHY ASHAN

 

DEEP SADNESS

We are all very sad to hear that Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharothy Ashan died on 30th NOV 2022 at his home in Kongode, Palakkad, Kerala, India with his family by his side. The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company brought ashan to the UK for several tours and his contribution to the development of Kathakali in Britain was huge.

 

KIND AND SINCERE

Ashan was always kind, sincere and an inspiration to everyone who worked with him and who saw his outstanding performances.

 

 

GREAT TEACHER AND PERFORMER

 

He was a great teacher, performer and a kind and generous person. We went to show respect this morning and came away feeling so sad for his family and the great loss to Kathakali.

Our condolances and deepest sympathy go to his family, friends and collegues.

 

NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN

 

This truly exceptional Kathakali artist will never be forgotten.

 

Rest in Peace.

 

From Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar, Kalamandalam Vijayakumar and everyone at the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company

 

A photo of Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharothy Ashan performing Nala and Kalamandalam MPS Ashan performing Hamsam, the golden swan. in London