Guru Vandan

Guru Vandhan is a platform to share one's journey with their Gurus (mentor). This is an attempt to pay tribute to the sacrifices, dedication and love of a guru towards their Sishya (students).

Veterans in the past and present have always mentioned about how their Gurus have lit a spark in them, and guided them through their journey. It’s now time for us to pass on the legacy to the future generations.

To start with, this paltform provides an opportunity to Sishyas to show gratitude to their Gurus in various fields including Fine arts, Classical music and Dance, Folk arts, Yoga etc.

If you want to show your gratitude for your Guru through this platform, contact us at

Lakshmi Krishnamurthy, better known as Lakki was born and brought up in a small village in south India. Her keen interest and involvement towards Indian tradition and culture ignited her passion towards art. Her artistic journey was under the tutelage of Guru K Srinivasulu and Guru Devki Nandan Sharma.

She was trained at the Kalakshetra Foundation by eminent Art Guru K Srinivasulu (1923-1994). He gained his diploma in Painting from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Madras in 1940. In 1951, he exhibited at Salon de Mai, Paris and by 1953, won the President's Award. In 1955, he had a one man show at India House, New York. He was one of the pioneers in developing Madras Art Movement

Art Guru Devki Nandan Sharma ( 1919-2005) was born in Rajasthan and had his initial education at Maharaja School of Art. Later, he pursued further studies at Shantiniketan under the guidance of Nand Lal Bose and Binod Bihari Mukherjee.

Lakshmi Krishnamurthy is also a freelance research scholar, restorer, artist and guru to many seekers of Traditional Painting, she is the former Head of the Visual Arts Department, Rukmini Devi College of Fine Arts, Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai. Studio Paramparyam is the physical and creative space in which Lakshmi spends her days and nights creating masterful works of art, inspired by various traditional art forms.

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