Dr.Chettiar's Correspondence

Letter from K.M. Panikar

14, Akbar Road,
New Delhi.

        7th October 1955

My dear Dr. Chettiar,

You would no doubt have heard that the Kerala Kala Mandalam, the well known center of dancing and allied arts, established by the Post Vallathol, would be celebrating its Silver Jubilee this December. To one who is so familiar with life in Kerala I need not say how much the Kala Mandalam has contributed to the revival of Indian and particularly Kerala art traditions. It is expected that Pandit Nehru will be coming to inaugurate the celebrations over which I am supposed to preside. The Poet is here in Delhi in that connection and is seeing the Prime Minister tomorrow or the day after to finalis arrangements. Once or twice when he was in Madras the Poet tried to contact you but owing to your numerous engagements out of town it was not possible for him to do so. I hope it will not be too much to suggest that a leader of industries like you on the West Coast should make some contribution on this occasion, however small it be. The Poet is returning to Madras some time next week and hopes to see you if you are at that time in Madras. I believe A.N. Tampi has already spoken to you on this matter.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Sd.. K.M. Panikkar

Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar,
Krishna Vilas Madras