Legendary classical dancer Kanak Rele passes away; details inside
Kanak Rele news: The renowned classical dancer and choreographer was known for Mohinattam dance and was also honoured with Padma Bhushan. She breathed her last at the age of 85. The artist had a flourishing career of 60 years and was also a founder and director of The Nalanda Dance Research Centre in Mumbai.
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The artist dies after suffering from heart failure on February 22. Further, she was also awarded a state funeral at Vile Parle in the crematory. Talking about the artist was born in Gujrat on June 11, 1937. However, Kanak spent her growing age in Shantiniketan, West Bengal. Then, she began her journey in dance at a very early age.
However, her performances were regarded as the best because of her graceful movements and the way she swiftly made hand movements and facial expressions have always won the hearts of whosoever watched her performance. For the unversed, she also holds a PhD in dance from the University of Mumbai.
Kanak Rele also received several awards including the Gaurav Puraskar, Kalidas Samman, Sangeet Natak Akademi and MS Subbulakshmi Award. In 2013, Kanak was honoured with Padma Bhushan before Padma Shri.
Many celebrities have also expressed their grief for the death of the legendary including Hema Malini who was shocked at her death. She wrote that she was an excellent dancer, a dutiful family person, a true visionary and a Mohinattam performer.
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