Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan – matriarch of cultural research passed away

In the Frame

In the Frame – Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan

  • Recently, renowned scholar of Indian classical dance, Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan has passed away.
  • Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan was the founding director of Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts and also served as education secretary.
  • She has been a former Member of Parliament.

➡️ Awards

  • Sangeet Natak Academy Fellowship
  • Academy of Fine Arts Fellowship
  • Padma Vibhushan Award


➡️ Indian classical dance

  • Bharatanatyam – Tamil Nadu
  • Kathak – Uttar Pradesh
  • Kathakali – Kerala
  • Kuchipudi – Andhra Pradesh
  • Manipuri – Manipur
  • Odissi – Odisha
  • Satria – Assam
  • Mohiniattam – Kerala

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