Hospitalised Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi now ‘fine’

Hospitalised Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi now ‘fine’

2Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Eminent kathak danseuse Sitara Devi, who was hospitalized two weeks ago, is fine, said a hospital source.

The 94-year-old is being treated at Cumballa Hill Hospital and Heart Institute here.

“She was hospitalised on Oct 15. She is fine now. Her discharge date is not yet confirmed,” the source from the hospital told IANS without revealing her health issues.

Sitara Devi was born as Dhannolakshmi to a family of Brahmin ‘kathakar’ Sukhdev Maharaj in Kolkata 1920.

By the time she turned 11, the family moved to Mumbai, where she impressed Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a three-hour solo recital.

Over the next six decades, she became a kathak legend and is known as a pioneering force in bringing the genre to Bollywood.

She is the recipient of prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shree and Kalidas Samman.

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