Kalamandalam Leelamma

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Kalamandalam Leelamma (?–15 June 2017) was a leading Mohiniyattom dancer from Kerala, India.

A book with all relevant details and growth of Mohiniyattam is at her credit which was a cherished ambition of Keralites with special details on "Adavus". She worked as Campus Director (Nila Campus) in Kerala Kalamandalam, Deemed University for Art and Culture, the pioneer institution for classical dances in the world, after her retirement from the same university as the Head of the Department Dances.[1]

She was awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Mohiniyattom.[1][2]

She died on 15 June 2017.[3]


  1. ^ a b G. S. Paul (16 November 2007). "Enchanted by Mohiniyattom". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  2. ^ Parbina Rashid (12 July 2002). "Mohiniyattam — music of movement". The Tribune. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Mohiniyattom exponent Kalamandalam Leelamma passes away". Mathrubhumi. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2018.

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