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  • Monday, December, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 04:01:04
  • Eminent dancer and choreographer Amala Shankar passed away in Kolkata Friday morning. She was 101.

    Shankar, who had been suffering from age-related ailments, died of cardiac arrest in her sleep, according to her family.

     Shankar is the wife of legendary dancer-choreographer Uday Shankar and sister-in-law of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar.

     Amala Shankar, who had been active even in her early 90s, was awarded the Banga Bibhusan by the West Bengal government in 2011 for her contribution in the field of arts.

    In a condolence message, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee said her death caused irreparable void in the world of dance.