Bhubaneswar: A two-day dance festival paying tribute to Guru Pankaj Charan Das through dance and music was organised at Rabindra Mandap here.
Regarded as the “guru of gurus”, Guru Pankaj Charan Das – one of the founder fathers of Odissi dance who was the guru of his co-founders – is often referred to as the unsung hero of Odissi for the massive marginalization of his legacy.
The sessions devoted exclusively to the Guru’s choreographies were the most attractive feature of the festival.
Adi Guru Pankaj Charan Das award for music was conferred on Guru Sri Rabinarayan Panda. Adi Guru Pankaj Charan Das Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Guru Sir K.Ramarao Patra.