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Google doodle celebrates Sitara Devi's 97th birth anniversary

In 2002, Sitara Devi turned down the Padma Bhushan saying she will not accept any award less than Bharat Ratna

Who was Sitara Devi?

Sitara Devi was born in 1920 as Dhanno as the daughter of Matsya Kumari, who was from the royal family of Nepal and Sukhadev Maharaj, a Vaishnavite Sanskrit scholar whose vocation was to teach and participate in kathak dance performances.

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Sitara Devi's first American disciple on the spiritual side of her 'guruji'

For me, in addition to being my Kathak Guru, she brought me into a deep experience and understanding of the beauty and power of the spiritual tradition of Hinduism.

Like a star in the sky

As one of the finest Kathak exponents in the country passes away at 94, we remember Sitara Devi’s zest for life, her candidness and immense contribution to the world of dance

Friends and family pay their final respects to Sitara Devi

Devi passed away on Monday due to multiple organ failure at the age of 94.

Lively, outspoken, passionate: Friends, colleagues remember Kathak legend Sitara Devi

Kathak queen Sitaradevi breathed her last in Mumbai at 1.30 am on early Tuesday morning. Friends and colleagues remember the dancing legend.

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Like a Star in the Sky: Remembering Sitara Devi for her zest for life and passion for dance

As one of the finest Kathak exponents in the country passes away at 94, we remember Sitara Devi’s zest for life, her candidness and immense contribution to the world of dance.

‘She gazed at the audience like she knew their minds’

She was brilliant — in terms of the chaal of the dancer, the progression of a piece, coming back to sam and that dramatic climax in the end.

‘She was a legend, yet she wanted to learn more’

There are a couple of incidents that show how Auntyji lived life to the fullest.

Kathak legend Sitara Devi passes away at 94

One of the country’s finest Kathak dancers, Sitara Devi passed away on Tuesday (November 25) at the age of 94.

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