Odisha: Veteran Kathak Dancer Aditi Mangaldas Bags Mahari Award 2022

Bhubaneswar: Well-known Kathak dancer, researcher and choreographer Aditi Mangaldas has been selected for the prestigious Mahari Award 2022.

The award will be presented to Aditi during the three-day dance festival, 28th Guru Pankaj Utsav, scheduled to be held at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar from on March 15 to 17.

The award, instituted by Adi Guru of Odissi dance late Pankaj Charan Das, carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000, a memento and citation.

Aditi, a highly acclaimed exponent of Kahatak dance, has been performing in many prestigious venues in India and abroad for the past 2 decade. She has also established a dance institution known as Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company where she imparts dance training to number of students.

She learned Kathak under the guidance of Kumudini Lakhia and Pandit Birju Maharaj. She has won several awards including National Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Gujarat Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Gandhi Priyadarshini Award.

Besides Aditi, Kathak exponent Gauri Diwakar from New Delhi, Kuchupudi dancer Rekha Satish from Bangalore and Odissi dancers from different places of the country will perform during the 3-day festival.

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