Balasaraswati was a seventh generation descendant of the musician and dancer Papammal from the 18th century Tanjavur court.

Dancer Vyjayanthimala Bali has sung in a Bengali film.

Odissi guru Deba Prasad Das was the first guru to go out of Orissa with his art and was also the first guru to travel out of India to accompany Indrani Rahman on her frequent tours outside the country.

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