Sitara Devi: The Kathak Artist Till The End
Today on Wed google titled its doodle with most fame Kathak artist Sitara Devi.Today her 97th birthday celebrated Google. Google doodle is the icon of their creativity. Today they honored the dancer who died at the age of 94 on November 25, 2014.
additionally referred to as the ‘Empress of Dance’ or ‘Nritya Samrajni’ once Rabindranath Tagore named her for that reason, Devi changed into one among the pioneers who introduced the classical Indian dance into the context of Bollywood.
The legendary dancer, defined by Rabindranath Tagore as ‘Nritya Samragini,’ become born in Kolkata on November 8, 1920. In her career spanning six many years, she finished at several well-known concerts which include on the Royal Albert corridor, London, and Carnegie Hall, new york introducing the dance shape to a worldwide audience.
In fact, Her marriage fixed when she is at 8 years old. but she protested and demanded college schooling. And she became enrolled at Kamachhagarh high faculty.
She soon impressed her teachers on the faculty with her excellence in dance. And turned into requested by way of her teachers to educate different children for an overall performance.
Sitara Devi was additionally an instructor and a number of her well-known college students encompass Madhubala, Rekha, Mala Sinha, and Kajol. She also desired to set up a Kathak dance academy in Mumbai. But changed into now not granted land by means of the authorities.
Sitara Devi said to The Hindu On 2009:-
People were horrified hearing ghungroo sounds from our house, because only tawaifs wore ghunguroos. But my father declared his daughters would not be confined to a life of dishwashing and housework. People retorted, will they dance in mujras?…If I am no more, and if tomorrow, God forbid, Birju Maharaj is no more, it will be the end of Kathak. The End — like they say in the films,”