The senior guru, who used to jet-set till a year ago is now relaxed; age has caught up with him. But when it is time to rewind, he is a great story-teller.
Today, his daughter, Induvadana Malli and daughter-in-law Deepa Baba Prasad, besides son Baba Prasad carry on the tradition.
Baba couldn't make the Chidambaram trip; the other two did. They were joined by Lakshman's brother Gopinath who plays the mridangam and close colleagues like T K Padmanabhan on the violin.
Along with the close team were a few students and on Day Four of the Natyanjali they ended their recital with a thillana composed by the late Rukmini Devi Arundale.
A nice tribute to the lady who groomed Lakshman when he was a keen cricketer.