Choreographer K J Sarasa passed away yesterday night at the Malar Hospital in Chennai after suffering a cardiac arrest. Aged 72 years Sarasa was a well known figure in the Kollywood dance circles, instilling grace and knowledge of the art form in an illustrious list of students including Saroja Devi, Supremo J Jayalalitha, and star Kamal Haasan.
Closely related to Director Venkat Prabhu, the director gave out the news saying, “My mother in law passed away this morning!! Smt KJ Sarasa!! A wonderful human being, mother, teacher, granny!! May her soul RIP!” Sarasa ancestors have successfully passed on the strong tradition, being court musicians themselves serving the Thanjavur kings. She practiced her craft through her very own Sarasalaya Dance School training young students into finesse artists. Her funeral rites will be conducted at Besant Nagar Crematorium on the 4th of January and will be attended by close relatives and friends from the industry circle.
Thanks for upholding our rich traditions Sarasa. May your soul Rest in peace.