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Khaled Choudhury & MungaraYamini Krishnamurthy

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Khaled Choudhury & MungaraYamini Krishnamurthy

Khaled Choudhury

Born:20 December 1919

Died:30 April 2014

  • He was a theatre personality and artist of Bengal.
  • He worked for various directors of both Bengali and Hindi plays, including Sombhu Mitra, Tripti Mitra, and Shyamanand Jalan in various capacities — creating the Stage, sets and costumes and later as Music Director.
  • He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to theatre in India’s Republic Day Honours List on 26 January 2012.
  • In 1945, he joined the Bharatiya Gananatya Sangha (Indian People’s Theatre Association).
  • His contributions in the form of artistic talent in the fields of drawing, painting and music (both folk and western) enabled him to be involved in Shahider Daak, a shadow theatre in 1947.

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MungaraYamini Krishnamurthy

Born: 20 December 1940

  • She is an Indian dancer of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi styles of dancing.
  • She debuted in 1957 in Madras.
  • She has the honour of being Asthana Nartaki (resident dancer) of the TirumalaTirupati Devasthanam.
  • Some critics have observed that her dancing reflects rhythm personified.
  • She was also known as “torch bearer” of Kuchipudi form of dance.
  • She released her autobiography, “A Passion For Dance”, a book well received by the readers.
  • Her dancing career brought her many awards, including the Padma Shree (1968) Padma Bhushan (2001), and Padma Vibhushan (2016).

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