Muslim couple to perform at temple on Sivaratri

B K Shafeekudeen and his wife Shabana Shafeekudden will dance the Sivoham, based on Lord Shiva during the Sivaratri festival at Sree Vadakkunnathan temple. Shafeekudeen is a disciple of the Dhananjayans and a postgraduate in Bharatanatyam from Madras University. He is a recipient of the Special Commendation Award 2013 instituted by the Bharat Kalachar. He has also performed at festivals in Germany, the UK and the US. His wife Shabana has a diploma in dance from Bharatidasan University. The Vedakkunnathan temple has regularly invited non-Hindus to perform there, proving that art knows no boundaries.