Meet Ram Sankar, a rare ‘combo’ of Kathakali and powerlifting!
Kanhangad: When asked if there is any connection between powerlifting and Kathakali, everyone gets confused. But Ram Sankar has answer for this. He replies with a yes.
Ram Sankar, student of Rajiv Gandhi HSS in Mokeri, has been performing well in powerlifting and Kathakali competitions alike. He scored ‘A’ grade in Kathakali competition in Higher Secondary Boys category at the 60th State School Youth Festival being held at Kanhangad.
Ram Sankar has been practicing Kathakali under Kalamandalam Venkitaraman for the past four years. He bagged first prize in Kathakali in the state school youth festival in the last two years.
Ram Sankar has also came third in powerlifting competition at State School Sports Meet this year. His sister Gopika Nambiar also was a good performer at school youth festival venues.