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    Nritya Samragni: Sitara Devi birthanniversary

    I was hoping that someone would post this, I was moved by the fact that this legend's talent was noticed by none other than our Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Today's Google doodle honors Sitara Devi (97th birthday) a Kathak exponent for many years and an Indian legend. In fact, at the age of 16, Rabindranath Tagore called her Nritya Samragni (queen of dance).

    She was trained by her father Sukhadev Maharaj in Kathak at a time when girls for good families were not encouraged to learn Kathak. Her entire family, including her father, were ridiculed by people and yet her father persisted in teaching dance. She has performed at many prestigious venues (Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall(and awarded many awards including Padma Shree.
  • #614777
    Sitara Devi was a great Kathak dancer. Besides Kathak, she used to dance Bharat Natyam. She died in 2014. Today is her 97th birthday.
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #614797
    Great to remember the excellent Kathak dancer Sitara Devi whose acts has inspired many budding Kathak artists and even cinema actress and thus she is being remembered even today.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #614798
    A very nice posting by the author to remind all of us about the great dancer. No doubt Sitara Devi was the talented dancer and was well known for Kathak performances.

    We have great artists in our country and we must time to time remember them and salute them for there achievements and laurels in their respective fields.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #614844
    A good posting by the author. He reminded us of the great dancer of yesteryears Sitara Devi, a well known Kathak dancer. In our country, we have seen many great personalities who excelled in their field of specialisation and made themselves immortal by their skills. It is very nice to think of her today on the occasion of her 94th birthday.
    always confident

  • #615001
    Yes, we have had many great legends whose legacy inspires up coming talent and make there presence felt in future generations.

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