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Dr. Kanak Rele
Lifetime Achievement in Classical Dance

Dr. Kanak Rele is one of the most distinguished dancer-scholars of India. For the past five decades, she has ceaselessly striven to rejuvenate the classical dance 'Mohini Attam' of Kerala, which was facing extinction.

The President of India has honoured her as 'A pioneering dance educationist and top most Mohini Attam exponent'. She has founded 'Nalanda Dance Research Centre', recognised as a Research Institute, by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. She has three excellent books to her credit, which have won critical acclaim.

A 'Padma Bhushan' and 'Padmashree' recipient, she has been honoured with the 'Sangeet Natak Akademi' Award, 'Kalidas Samman', 'Bharat Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi Award' as 'Best Teacher', 'Kulapati' of Mohini Attam by Kalakshethram and 'Nrityachoodamani', Madras.

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