Friday, November 25, 2016

Sitara Devi

Today is the death anniversary of Sitara Devi , an eminent Kathak proponent.She was named Dhanalaksmi by her parents.Rabindranath Tagore, when he her perform was so impressed that he called her Nritya Samragyi and Sitara Devi was only sixteen then.She had the distinction of performing at Royal Albert Hall, London and at the Carnegie Hall, New York.She also gave dance performances in films like Usha Haran, Roti,Nagina and last but not the least Mother India.
She was a recipient of Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Padma Shri, Kalidas Samman and Nritya Nipuna. 
She refused to accept the Padma Bhushan as she felt that her contribution to Kathak was not being fully recognized.
Our humble tributes to the great danseuse !

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