On June 20, 1922 Uday Shankar performed dance for the first time. He generated rhythmic movements with swords and daggers and called it Sword Dance. The performance called for congratulations from King George V who watched it at the garden party organized by the League of Mercy in UK.
(‘Uday Shankar: Movements from the heart,’ NK Sivasankaran, Attendance 2001)

Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankaradeva wrote Bhakti Ratnakara and the Totaka hymn in Sanskrit to silence the skeptics who doubted his mastery over the language.
(‘Srimanta Sankaradeva: Vaishnava saint of Assam’, Dr. Bimal Phuken, p 70)

Kathak guru Kumudhini Lakhia is a BSc in Agriculture.

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