Google Feature — Sitara Devi Doodle
97th Birth Anniversary of Sitara Devi
Today marks the 97th birth anniversary of legendary Kathak dancer Sitara Devi (November 8, 1920 – November 25, 2014).
She was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing. Her performances on and off the silver screen revived popular interest in the classical dance of Kathak.
Over the years, she performed all over India, and at prestigious international venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1967; and at the Carnegie Hall, New York in 1976.
She was born in Kolkata (then Calcutta) on the Dhanteras, November 8, 1920, the eve of the Indian festival of Dipavali. Being born around Dipavali, she was named Dhanalakshmi (nicknamed Dhanno), an epithet of goddess Lakshmi who is worshiped especially during Dipavali. She was married thrice, first to Nazir Ahmed Khan, then to K Asif, and then to Pratap Barot, with whom she had a son, Ranjit Barot. She passed away at the age of 94 on November 25, 2014, at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai, after a prolonged illness.
Awards and Recognition
- 1969: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
- 1973: Padma Shri
- 1995: Kalidas Samman
- Nritya Nipuna
She refused to accept the Padma Bhushan award in 2002, declaring, it is an insult, not an honor, and as a report from the Press Trust of India quoted her saying:
is this government not aware of my contribution to Kathak? I will not accept any award less than Bharat Ratna.
Rabindranath Tagore described her as Nritya Samrajni (Empress of Dance), after watching her performance when she was just 16 years old. The epithet continues, and she is still described as the Kathak Queen.
Empress of Dance — Sitara Devi
(November 8, 1920 – November 25, 2014)
Empress of Dance — Sitara Devi
Google today celebrates the 97th Birth Anniversary of Sitara Devi, eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing, with a doodle.
On clicking the doodle, it takes the visitor to Google search result page for news on Sitara Devi.
Google Doodle — Sitara Devi’s 97th Birthday
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
GoogleDoodle celebrates Sitara Devi’s 97th Birthday in today’s GoogleDoodle!
Today’s Doodle pays homage to Sitara Devi, the legendary Kathak dancer who was described as Nritya Samragini
(Empress of Dance) for her vibrant energy, effortless footwork, and unparalleled ability to bring a story to life.
Her performances on and off the silver screen revived popular interest in the classical dance of Kathak. Showcases at international venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, London and Carnegie Hall, New York brought the dance form a global audience.
Her significant achievements over a career spanning six decades were recognized by several awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Padma Shree. Her legacy continues to inspire young talent in dance.
Thanks to guest artist Ranganath Krishnamani, and happy 97th birthday to Sitara Devi, Empress of Dance!
Below is a picture of the Doodle on Google’s home page as it appeared today.
Sitara Devi’s 97th Birthday
Sitara Devi’s 97th Birthday Google Doodle — November 8, 2017
Sitara Devi Google Doodle
Published on November 7, 2017 by Google Logos Special.
Sitara Devi is being Celebrated by a Google Doodle India. Google Honor eminent Indian dancer Sitara Devi on her 97th Birthday.
Tribute to Legends (Dance) — Kathak Dancer Sitara Devi
Remembering legendary Kathak Dancer Sitara Devi on her 97th birth anniversary as Nṛitya Sāmrājñi (Empress of Dance).
Sitara Devi’s 97th Birth Anniversary
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