Kerala's sword-fighting granny: Meet India's oldest Kalaripayattu master

Published: 18th October 2021 07:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2021 07:02 PM  

Meet 78-year-old Padma Shri Meenakshi Amma. She is the oldest female practitioner of #Kalaripayattu in India. Meenakshi Amma has been a driving force in the revival of Kalarippayattu and in encouraging girls to take it up. In 2017, she received Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, for her contribution to the field of Kalaripayattu.


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