A tribute to legendary artist Dr. Maya Rao

A tribute to legendary artist Dr. Maya Rao

Remembering Dr. Maya Rao, the renowned dancer who amplified Kathak’s popularity in South India.
She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989.
She received the first scholarship instituted by Government of India to learn Kathak under the guidance of Guru Shambu Maharaj of the Lucknow Gharana.

On this International Dance Day, we pay our tribute to this legendary artist, without whom Kathak wouldn't have been in its present day glory in South India.