President condoles Mrinalini Sarabhai’s death

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New Delhi, January 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday condoled the death of renowned Bharatnatyam dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai, saying the void created by her demise “will be difficult to fill”.

“Demise of Mrinalini Sarabhai leaves a void in the world of creativity and performing arts which will be difficult to fill,” he tweeted.

“Mrinalini Sarabhai left an indelible mark on Indian classical dance as an eminent danseuse, choreographer and teacher. Dance was Mrinalini Sarabhai’s life, passion and existence,” he added.

She “believed that the power of dance, music, arts and literature must be experienced by the common man… Her tireless efforts to spread Indian classical dance around the world will be always remembered”, Mukherjee said.

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