Guru S. Kalyanasundaram who hails from a distinguished lineage of natyacharyas was in a huge emotional rewind mood on Thursday evening.
He was here to do the nattuvangam of his sister's daughter Shruti.
On stage, the guru recalled that it was in this same place, when he was about 7years old that he had had his arangetram, watched by some of the great acharyas of that time in Thanjavur.
His eyes were wet - he was going back to the 1930s. He is now 83 years old.
As he told the audience, " We hail from Thiruvidaimarudur though Mumbai is now our home and people know us as Mumbai based gurus."