Technology Gaint Google on Monday paid tribute to Legendary Bharatnatyam dancer Rukmini Devi Arundale on her 112th birthday.Rukmini Devi, conceived on February 29, 1904, in a Brahmin family in Madurai, was thought to be the most important evangelist in the Indian classical dance.
Google doodle Honours legendary Bharatnatyam dancer Rukmini Devi Arundale
Originally as sadhir, the Indian traditional dance of Bharatnatyam owes its present name to E Krishna Iyer and Rukmini Devi Arundale, who has been instrumental in adjusting for the most part the Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam and conveying it to the worldwide attention.
The doodle depicts Rukmini Devi in the traditional dance attire, with flowers in her hair holding up a mudra in the midst of the trademark lettering of the pursuit monster in trailing pink.
Rukmini Devi understood the value of Bharatnatyam which was viewed as a low art in the mid-1920s. Her upper standing status and solid open objection couldn’t lose her soul for showing the work of art in front of an audience.
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She was one of the artists who worked for the re-establishment of Traditional Indian Arts and creates and resuscitated the classical dance. She, alongside her spouse, built up her own dance academy Kalakshetra close Chennai.
Rukmini Devi was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1967. She served as a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) for two terms.