Hyderabad: Eminent Kuchipudi exponent Munukuntla Sambasiva who was tested positive for Covid-19 passed away here on Friday. He was 60 years.
The renowned guru who dedicated his life to Kuchipudi dance had over the years trained scores of youngsters at Nishumbita Natya Jnanapeet which he had established at Esamiya Bazar, Koti.
A disciple of Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, he had also trained in theatre and authored many books on dance including Natyamanjari, Gateway to Kuchipudi, Hasthabhinayam, Kuchipudi Natyamitram, etc.
The research works of Guru Sambasiva have been popular and benefitted many classical dance students and reserachers.
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