Keshav S. Kothari
Keshav Kothari, former Secretary of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA), who passed away in Delhi on the 16th October, at the age of 76, had distinguished himself as a pioneer in the field of art administration. He had the required equipment and temperament; his approach was integrated and imaginative, with admirable sense of aesthetics. His services and contribution reflected deep convictions, sharp perceptions, broad perspective and full commitment.
A man of few words, Keshavji proved many things through practical demonstration. He had a wonderful knack for creating an artistic atmosphere in any space, be it office, programme venue, or living room. He was a trailblazer in many respects, setting high standards.