Shri N. Krishnamoorthy was born on 11 April 1951 at Kottayam, Kerala. An engineer by profession, he founded the Soorya Stage and Film Society at Thiruva- nanthapuram. The music, dance and film festivals organized by the Society have become major cultural events in the country. Shri Krishna- moorthy has also designed and presented a number of sound- and-light shows including Tamaso ma Jyotirgamaya, Veluthampi Dalawa, Sthree Parvam, Deep Shikha, Anjali and Soorya Kanti. He has led troupes of Indian performing artists to Sweden, Japan, Thailand, Britain and Germany for perform- ances in international events. He has received several honours including the Fellow- ship of the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi in 1994. Shri N. Krishnamoorthy receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to stagecraft.