Shyamsundar Narayan, son of Guru Rajee Narayan passed away at 23:15 hours on 1st September 2020. Offering prayers.

Born on 19th August 1931, Guru Smt. Rajee Narayan enters her 90th year on 19th August 2020! A living legend, she continues to compose, choreograph and teach Bharatanatyam. Her students are indeed blessed to have her as their ultimate source of knowledge of the fine arts. She is our greatest inspiration.

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Guru Smt. Rajee Narayan is a rare combination of Bharatanatyam guru, musician, composer and choreographer, with the unique distinction of teaching not only Bharatanatyam, but also Carnatic Music, Natyasastra and Nattuvangam. She established her institution, Nritya Geethanjali in Mumbai in 1965. She has served as board member of the University of Mumbai, for over two decades and as the external examiner for the Bachelors and Masters degrees in the Fine Arts courses (BFA and MFA) and examiner of thesis for Ph.D.