Gambhir Singh Mura

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Gambhir Singh Mura
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Statue of Gambhir Singh Mura
Born1930
Pitikiri Bamni, Purulia, West Bengal, India
Died9 November 2002(2002-11-09) (aged 71–72)
OccupationTribal dancer
Known for Chhau dance
Parent(s)Jipa Singh Mura
Awards Padma 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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