J. Guruppa Chetty
Niranjan J. (Son)
Kalamkari Hand Painting
Tella Ralla Mitta, Chittattur Village, Thottambedu Mandal, Thottambedu - 517 640
Kalamkari Research & Training Centre, Plot No. 4, Sai Nagarm Near Thottambedu Bedu MRO Office, Chennai Road, Sri Kalahasti - 571644, Andhara Pradesh
Award: Shilp Guru - 2002, Padma Shri Award - 2008, Rashtriya Samman, Tulsi Samman
"Kalamkari derives its name from the Persian word Kalam meaning pen or brush. Painting is made with a bamboo sliver (the Kalam) using natural dyes. It traditionally depicted stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata."