Legendary painter, cartoonist and film director Padmashri Bapu aka Sri. Sattiraju Lakshminarayana is being honoured by NATS (North American Telugu Society) in a very meaningful way. It is needless to say that Bapu made a history for himself and also stood as an ambassador for Telugu nativity in every aspect of his art. Dr Ghazal Srinivas, the ambassador of NATS states, NATS has decided to build Bapu Kalakshetra at the birth place of Sri Bapu on the banks of River Godavari.
Ravi Achanta, the President of NATS, Founder Ravi Madala and NATS Trust Board Chairman Dr Madhu Korrapati are behind this great initiative. Madhava Naidu, the MLA of Narasapur will be looking after this project. Bapu Kalakshetra comprises an Art Gallery, River View Closed Dais, Mini Theatre to screen Bapu films and a multi purpose hall. The Kalakshetra will also be used for Yoga and Meditation every day.
The launch of this Bapu Kalakshetra will be on 18th Jan 2015 and the event is going to be graced by Bollywood Star Anil Kapoor, ace singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, Nitin Gadkari, K Viswanath, Dr D Ramanaidu and many other stalwarts of Tollywood and Kollywood. Dr Ghazal Srinivas is the ideological inspiration for this respectful project.