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Mrinalini Vikram Sarabhai was a well-known popular Indian classical dancer, instructor, and choreographer who was born on 11th May 1918.

Darpana Academy of Performing Arts is one of the prevailing insitutes whose aim is to entourage the students in dance, drama, music and puppetry in the city of Ahemdabad. Mrinalini was the establisher and director of this glorious institute.

She was identified for her great bestowals and has received many laurels, awards, and titles in recognition of her contribution. She has trained over 18,000 students in Bharatnatyam and Kathakali.

She not only wrote novels, poems, and stories for kids, she also has choreographed more than 300 hundred dance dramas. She also served the post of chairperson for the Gujarat State Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation Ltd.

She received ‘Padma Shri’ in the year 1965 and ‘Padma Bhushan’ in the year 1992. She was awarded the ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship’ in the year 1994.

her 100th birthday was commemorated On 11th May 2018 by Google.


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