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Sitara Devi, legendary Kathak dancer from India, dies

  • Legendary Indian dancer Sitara Devi has died at the age of 94, according to media reports.

    She had been diagnosed with a kidney ailment and undergone surgery this month in a Mumbai hospital. 

    An exponent of Kathak, a classical dance form of India, Devi was born in Calcutta, but shifted to Mumbai at an early age. As a leading Kathak dancer she helped in bringing the dance form to the Hindi film industry.

    In a message on Twitter, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Madhya Pradesh state chief minister, described Devi as a “queen among dancers.”

     

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