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Koodiyattom artiste Margi Sathi passed away

She was considered as the doyenne of the exotic dance form of Nangiarkoothu, an offshoot of Koodiyattam which is an ancient temple art form.

Dec 2, 2015 09:00 IST
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Margi Sathi, one of the finest exponents of Koodiyattom and Nangiarkoothu, passed away on 1 December 2015 at the Regional Cancer Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. She was 50. She is survived by a daughter and a son.

She was considered as the doyenne of the exotic dance form of Nangiarkoothu, an offshoot of Koodiyattam which is an ancient temple art form.

About Margi Sathi
• Born in an Embranthiri Brahmin family at Cheruthuruthy, she began to learn Koodiyattom at the age of 11 at Kerala Kalamandalam.
• Later, she was appointed at the Kerala Kalamandalam as a faculty where she continued to teach till the end.
• Sathi emerged as the leading woman artist, choreographer and teacher of the classical Koodiyattam theatre that is recognised by the UNESCO as a unique artistic heritage of entire humanity.
• Among the plays she had conceptualised are Sreeramacharitham (the story of Rama from Sita's point of view), Sitayanam and Kannagichairtham, based on a Tamil epic.
• She was also the recipient of Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy award (2002), Kaladarpana award (2008) and Natyarathna Puraskaram (2008).

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