Pushpa Bhuyan
Bornc. 1946
Died (aged 69)
New Delhi, India
OccupationClassical dancer
Known forBharatanatyam and Sattriya
AwardsPadma Shri
NE TV Lifetime Achievement Award

Pushpa Bhuyan (c. 1946 – 7 October 2015) was an Indian classical dancer specialising in the Indian classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam and Sattriya.[2] She comes from the Northeast Indian state of Assam,[2] and learned sattriya from Bhabananda Barbayan[3] She later studied bharatanatyam under Guru Mangudi Dorairaja Iyer.[4][5] She has also tutored other dancers.[5] A recipient of the North East Television Lifetime Achievement Award,[2][5] Pushpa Bhuyan was honoured by the Government of India, in 2002, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[6]

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References

  1. ^ "Pushpa Bhuyan passes away". The Assam Tribune. 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Highbeam". Highbeam. 10 July 2006. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. ^ Sushanta Talukdar (September 2010). "Dance of the monks". Frontline. 27 (10).
  4. ^ "Guru Mangudi Dorairaja Iyer". Kala Sadhanalaya. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Nrityabhinay". Nrityabhinay. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.