Kolkata: Renowned danseuse and choreographer Amala Shankar passed away in Kolkata on Friday morning. She was 101 years old.
Wife of legendary dancer Uday Shankar, who was instrumental in popularising Indian fusion dance across the world, Amala Shankar learned dancing in the 1930s. She was one of path-breakers for Indian women who rarely performed on public stage at those times.
In a condolence message, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Amala Shankar’s death is an “irreparable loss” to the world of dance.