Guru Ramkrishna Talukdar
Dedication and devotion in the art form since his childhood has turned a mere dancer into one of the most high grade 'artiste' of today's time. Guru Ramkrishna Talukdar is the first man of Assam to have acquired an 'A' grade accreditation in Sattriya from the Doordarshan Delhi. He is also the first person to obtain a first class first degree in Sattriya and has done M.Mus in Kathak from Gandharva Mahavidyalay, Indore. His book "Nritya Kala Darpan" has been acknowledged by the SEBA board as their HSLC syllabi textbook. He is the recipient of the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar award in the year 2005 by Rastriya Dalit Sahitya Academy, New Delhi. Guru Ramkrishna Talukdar with his innovative composition in both music and dance has always been successful in attracting audience all over the country !
Nartan Kala Niketan
An institution of Kathak and Sattriya Dance, Mr. Ramkrishna Talukdar, a renowned performer, uses grammatical methods to teach Kathak and Sattriya. This institution now pays emphasis on teaching the globally demanded subject – ‘Performing Arts’ in its entirety – starting from the pure dances, the various glamourous abhinaya pieces( expressive compositions), the stage presentation, technical know-how on the lights & sounds to the other stage requirements. To ensure the learning of the students, yearly exams are also held by the institution inviting upon various eminent personalities having knowledge on such an art form. This institution had its inception since 1987 and has groomed many artistes earning name and fame for themselves in this field . Nartan Kala Niketan has many branches that are run by accomplished disciples of Mr. Talukdar in various places in Assam and also one in Kolkata.