Bhubaneswar: Tributes were paid to Odissi Legend Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra at a programme ‘Mangalacharan Ru Mokshya‘ last evening at Rabindra Mandap here, to mark his birth anniversary.
The evening’s first programme started with ‘Puspanjali‘ by the students of the Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre. This was followed by ‘Mangalacharan’ by Sujata Mohapatra.
The next item of the evening was ‘Batu Nrutya‘ by the dancers of Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre. The item was directed by Smt. Leena Nanda.
This was followed by ‘Pallavi‘ produced by Smt. Leena Nanda and Munmun Chakroborty.
The next item of the evening ‘Abhinaya‘ “Sakhi he‘ by Meera Das and ‘Shiva Tandaba‘ by Dusmanta, Trilochan and Soumya Bose.
The concluding item of the evening was ‘Mokshya‘.
The dignitaries who graced the occasion include Dr. Subash Pani, Researcher & Former Odisha Chief Secretary, Shri Pradeep Mishra, Secretary, Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi, Odissi Exponent Smt. Kumkum Mohanty and Dr. S.K Tamotia, Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.