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Danseuse Amala Shankar Passes Away at 101 in Kolkata

Born in 1919, Amala Shankar was the spouse of legendary choreographer Uday Shankar, who was additionally her guru.

Danseuse Amala Shankar Passes Away at 101 in Kolkata
Born in 1919, Amala Shankar was the spouse of legendary choreographer Uday Shankar, who was additionally her guru.

Veteran dancer and choreographer Amala Shankar bid adieu to this world as we speak on the age of 101 in Kolkata. The news of her demise was confirmed by her grand-daughter Sreenanda Shankar on social media. Sreenanda, sharing some photos along with her ‘Thamma’, wrote, “Right this moment my Thamma left us on the age of 101. We simply celebrated her birthday final month. Feeling so stressed that there isn’t a flight from Mumbai to Kolkata.” She additionally thanked her grandmother for every little thing.

Born in 1919, the danseuse was the spouse of legendary choreographer Uday Shankar, who was additionally her guru. She met him in France in 1930 the place she had gone along with her father Akshay Nandy, on the Worldwide Colonial Exhibition. At the moment, she was simply 11. Uday had come there together with his troupe.

Uday’s mom Hemangini Devi through the France journey requested Amala’s mother and father to depart her with the troupe. When Uday, who was 30 at the moment, requested her to check out a number of steps, she pulled them off with correct expressions on her face. He bought impressed along with her and asserted that Amala would grow to be a dancer.

Amala delivered her first efficiency as Kaliya in ‘Kaliya Daman’ in 1931 in Belgium.

She and Uday bought married in 1942 after a number of years of courtship. He had proposed to her in 1939 in Chennai.

Amala went on to play the lead function in Uday’s movie Kalpana (1948). The film was a few younger dancer’s dream who needed to arrange a dance academy. She additionally walked the pink carpet on the Cannes Movie Pageant.

She was conferred with Banga Vibhushan award by the West Bengal authorities in 2011. A 12 months later, she was awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Ratna for her contribution to bounce.

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