Gambhir Singh Mura
Gambhir Singh Mura.jpg
Statue of Gambhir Singh Mura
Born2 March 1930
Pitikiri Bamni, Purulia, West Bengal, India
Died9 November 2002(2002-11-09) (aged 71–72)
OccupationTribal dancer
Known forChhau dance
Parent(s)Jipa Singh Mura
AwardsPadma Shri

Gambhir Singh Mura (1930 – 9 November 2002) was an Indian tribal dancer known for his contributions to the tribal martial dance of Chhau.[1][2] He was an exponent of the Purulia school of Chhau.[3]

Mura was born in a tribal family to Jipa Singh Mura[4] at Pitikiri Bamni village in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[5] He performed in many places such as England, France,[6] Japan and USA.[5] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1981.[7]

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References

  1. ^ "Chhau village comes alive at Kharagpur puja". Times of India. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Baghmundi is the place of Chhow dance". Baghmundi Block Development Office. 2015. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. ^ M. D. Muthukumaraswamy, Molly Kaushal (2004). Folklore, Public Sphere, and Civil Society. National Folklore Support Centre. p. 317. ISBN 9788190148146. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Nepal Chandra Sutradhar". Daricha. 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Famous Personalities". Purulia District Official site. 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  6. ^ "National Institute of Chhau and Folk Dances". National Institute of Chhau and Folk Dances. 2015. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.