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    Posted on 29 Feb 2016

    Today's Stunning Google Doodle Honours This Classical Indian Dancer

    What a woman.

    Today's stunning Google doodle honours Rukmini Devi Arundale, one of India’s pioneers in classical dance from the 1930s and founder of its largest art institution, Kalakshetra.

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    She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1967.

    Twitter / Via Twitter: @prasarbharati

    She was an active animals rights and welfare activist in her time, and was instrumental in founding the Animal Welfare Board of India.

    Twitter / Via Twitter: @mythical_india

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