Shyama Charan Pati

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Shyama Charan Pati
Born1940
Icha, Jharkhand, India
Died(2020-10-29)29 October 2020 (aged 80)
OccupationDancer
Known for Chhau dance
ChildrenSusmita Pati
Awards Padma Shri

Shyama Charan Pati (1940 – 29 October 2020) was an Indian dancer, known as one of the leading exponents of the Seraikala tradition of Chhau, a martial dance form of India. [1] He was a member of the Court of the Central University of Jharkhand. [2]

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Career

He was born in 1940 in a poor Brahmin family in the village of Icha in the Indian state of Jharkhand, [3] and moved to Jamshedpur and trained Kathak and Bharat Natyam under Guru Ban Bihari Acharya. [4] Later, he also trained under gurus such as Panchanan Singh Deo and Tarini Prasad Singh Deo. [3] He trained many students such as Sujata Maheshwari [5] and Sovanabrata Sircar [6] and performed on various stages in India and abroad. [7] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2006, for his contributions to Indian dance. [8] His daughter, Susmita Pati, is also an accomplished Chhau dancer. [1]

Pati died on 29 October 2020, aged 80. [9]

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