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To whom Tagore gave the title of ‘Nritya Queen’

Today, November 25 is the death anniversary of Sitara Devi, a popular Kathak dancer from India. When she was only 16 years old, Guru Rabindranath Tagore called her ‘Nritya Samarini’ after seeing her dance. She mesmerized people in different parts of India and the world with her dance form. On this special occasion, know some unheard things related to his life…


Dancer Sitara Devi was born on 8 November 1920 in Kolkata. His father’s name was Sukhdev Maharaj, a Kathak dancer and Sanskrit scholar. Her childhood name was Dhanalakshmi, as she was born on Dhanteras. He had two sisters Alaknanda and Tara. Sitara Devi had a struggling childhood. It is said that at the time of birth, his face was slightly crooked. So they were given to a maidservant. The maid cured their mouth and returned them to their parents. His father wanted him to learn dance too. He had faced criticism from his community. But her father did not change his opinion and managed to get the daughter to her destination.


He had learned tricks from Kathak dance guru Lachhu Maharaj. Sitara Devi started performing solo at the age of about 10 years. Then, when his family came to Bombay (Mumbai), he performed Kathak at the Atiya Begum Palace. Selected people of the country participated in it. Poet Rabindranath Tagore, freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu and Sir Kawasji Jehangir etc. Because of this, Rabindranath Tagore gave him a shawl and Rs. He made several appearances as well as acted in a few Hindi films. She made her debut as a child artist in the film ‘Aurat Ka Dil’. He acted in the films Nagina (1951), Roti, Watan (1954) and Anjali (1957).




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