Mrinalini Sarabhai

Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor (1918-2016)

Mrinalini Sarabhai (Hindi: मृणालिनी साराभाई; 11 May 1918 – 21 January 2016) was an Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor. She was the founder of the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in the city of Ahmedabad. She received many awards and citations in recognitions of her work to art. She trained over 18,000 students in Bharatnatyam and Kathakali. She was born in Kerala, India. She was married to renowned physicist Vikram Sarabhai.

Mrinalini Sarabhai with Jawaharlal Nehru in 1948

Sarabhai was hospitalized in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India for pneumonia on 20 January 2016. She died the next day of respiratory failure at the age of 97.[1]

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  1. "Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away". The Hindu. 21 January 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 January 2016.

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