Kathak dancer Gopi Krishna set a world record for the longest continuous Kathak dance at 9 hours and 20 minutes.

Srimanta Sankaradeva, the famed Vaishnava reformer of Assam, was born in 1449 and lived till 1568, living up to 119 years of age!

One of Akbar’s generals had seized Mandu by defeating Baaz Bahadur and Roop Mati. Records tell us that as part of the loot, 350 dancers were brought to Akbar’s court.
(‘Indian Classical dance,’ Kapila Vatsyayan, chapter ‘Kathak’)

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