Padma Shri awardee, renowned Kathakali artist Milena Salvini passes away

Padma Shri winner and famous Kathakali artist Milena Salvini passed away. Paris-born Milena joined Kerala Kalamandalam to learn the dance in 1965. She later became an ambassador of Indian dance forms. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Milena and said she will be remembered for her passion for Indian culture.

She was conferred with Padma Shri in 2019 by the Government of India for her contribution to the field of performing arts. An exponent of Kathakali, Ms Milena Salvini played an important role in promoting Indian dance and music for over four decades in France.

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