A phenomenon, one of India’s most prominent dance legends, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra introduced new techniques and styles into the classical art form Odissi.
He is credited for the revival of the Odissi dance in the 20th century. Guru Kelucharan is the first person to get Padma Vibhushan from Odisha.
He also received Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Aademi award.
Remembering this pioneer with whose effort Odissi came to be known worldwide and has a global presence.