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Amala Shankar, renowned Indian danseuse, dies at 101

Noted Indian danseuse Amala Shankar died in Kolkata on Friday. She was 101.

Amala Shankar was the wife of the late dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar and mother of the late musician Ananda Shankar and acclaimed actress Mamata Shankar and sister-in-law of musician and composer Ravi Shankar, who had died in 2012.

Noted Indian danseuse Amala Shankar died in Kolkata on Friday. She was 101.

She was the wife of the late dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar and mother of the late musician Ananda Shankar and acclaimed actress Mamata Shankar and sister-in-law of musician and composer Ravi Shankar, who had died in 2012.

She was awarded Banga Vibhushan by the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government in 2011 for her contributions to the field of art.

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