Ananda Shankar Foundation was launched on the 60th birthday of the latechoreographer
/ musician on December 11, 2002 in Calcutta, with a scholarship from Airtel.
Tanushree Shankar is the chairperson of the foundation. Initially, the
scholarship will benefit modern dance students of the Ananda Shankar Performing
Centre, to be extended later on to other students of the modern dance syllabi.
The Ananda Shankar Scholarship promises an outstanding performer, all monetary
support towards creating something individually, with a chance to
go abroad and study at a renowned dance school.