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Calibre

Parents with Passion
Both on the different end
Arts dance and culture
Defined the mother
Sports and sportsmanship
Defined the father
Education was the common denominator

Doyen in Grandfather
Lineage so spectacular
Movie Mogul and Publisher
Established an Empire

Initiated at the age of seven
Found a Master of great substance
Treated him with great reverence
Skills learnt with great perseverance

Classical dance theory and practice
No place for a novice
Intrinsic knowledge a must
Or become one more to bite the dust

Classical music understanding
Hand in hand with
Dancing
Each subject a shoreless Ocean
Has to be sailed only with devotion

Musical instruments
Learning key elements
A lifetime to learn
Desire & Passion
So deeply burn

Veena the chosen instrument
Playing it very tough by definition
The core of Classical music
The sounds emanating sheer magic

Dance and Veena
Pursued together
First Stage performance at the age of twelve
Words of praise the great Dr Padma Subramaniam had to tell


Interest imbibed
Life around these led
Gaining proficiency
Hours spent practicing with efficiency

Athletic ability spotted
Father on daughter doted
Play a sport he deeply wished
One more passion deeply drilled

Athletic ability spotted
Father on daughter doted
Play a sport he deeply desired
Basketball taken up with fire and ardor

Shooting hoops in succession
Became an obsession
Time on Court
To master the sport
Clock did not dictate
Perfection attained solely indicate


College and State
Made the team
Rest of India
Completed the dream

Captaincy followed naturally
Led team to many a victory
T Shirt carried Country's name
Game garnered repute and fame

Education not left alone
Post graduation ability shown
Masters in Economics at
Madras University
Done with ease
Next challenge ready

Indian Bank bound
Job came knocking home
Arts or Sports
Take your pick

Wed in 83
Pomp and splendor
Started a family
A son and A daughter
Raised them well
Their conduct will tell
Role of wife and mother
Envy of every other

Dance as a career
Pursued with vigour
Discipline and Character
Passed on to every aspiring dancer

School named by the Guru
With his blessing grew
Students became Teachers
The ultimate pride for any teacher

Hailed as an Artist
Acclaimed as a Dancer
Worshipped a teacher
Respected by competitor

Decades on the stage brought
Upward swing in the career graph
Dance Dramas choreographed
Inside out of every aspect
Thorough knowledge of the subject
Music Movement and More
Contributed with knowledge core

Kalakshetra a Dance Institution
Trendsetter of a Great Tradition
Founded by a Collosus
Her Vision lay pure genius

Director of the institute
Position became open
Requested application
Started Preparation
Not new to Competition
On the table lay your skill
Back it up with power of will
As with any contest open
May the best person win

Took over as Director
Institution revered
A matter of pride
The Seat of Culture
Power is where power goes
Duty first no friends or foe
Completed term
Foundation proud to give 2 more

Artist Dancer
Exponent Economist
Not the resume of 4
Different people
Honesty first quality
Tolerance for nonsense
Zero to None
Integrity core of personality
In times of calamity
Trust for help blindly
Beautiful in looks
Better as she ages
Cleanliness to boot
Correct living
Foundation and Root

24 hours in a day
Not a second wasted away
Thankfully there aren't more
Tasks to fulfill will increase
Then my writing of this will never cease
More to come in days ahead
Target set no option left
Arrow will hit the mark
No other target in sight
Then I shall gather the might
To continue to write

Lucky the man
Who wed her
That lucky man
None other
Than my brother
© 6 days ago, KV Srikanth
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Submitted by K.V.Srikanth on March 26, 2021

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