Kelucharan Mahapatra (Dancers)

Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra was an Indian classical dancer, guru, and proponent of Odissi dance, who is credited for the revival of the classical dance form in the 20th century. He is the first person to get Padma Vibhushan from Odisha.A noted Sanskrit poet of India writes on this Guru' that Saango-paanga-subhangi-laasa-madhuram samteerna-nrutyaarnavam' which means - Each fraction of his dancing body leads to paramount sweetness through the miraculous pose and postures. In fact, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra crossed the ocean of styles.His First Awards Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1966,Second Award Padmashri in 1972,Padma Bhusan in 1989,Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship 1991,Padma Vibhusan in 2000,Kalidas Samman from Madhya Pradesh Government. A temple dedicated to Kelucharan Mohapatra at Nrityagram Dance Community, near Bangalore.