November 09, 2021 5:06 pm
Over a career spanning six decades, Sitara Devi revived Kathak, and also inspired several other young girls and women to take a stand for themselves
November 08, 2021 8:20 pm
Described as the "Empress of dance" and a pioneering force in bringing this classical dance genre to Bollywood, Sitara Devi was the recipient of several awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman, among others.
November 08, 2017 5:36 pm
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.
November 08, 2017 5:37 pm
In 2002, Sitara Devi turned down the Padma Bhushan saying she will not accept any award less than Bharat Ratna
December 08, 2014 1:11 pm
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.
December 05, 2014 1:00 am
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
November 28, 2014 1:30 pm
Devi passed away on Monday due to multiple organ failure at the age of 94.
November 26, 2014 11:10 am
Kathak queen Sitaradevi breathed her last in Mumbai at 1.30 am on early Tuesday morning. Friends and colleagues remember the dancing legend.
November 26, 2014 12:26 am
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.
November 26, 2014 12:20 am
There are a couple of incidents that show how Auntyji lived life to the fullest.