Contemporary Indian dancer Astad Deboo passed away in Mumbai on December 10. Born in 1947, Deboo was trained in Kathak and Kathakali and went on to marry the two classical forms to create a fusion dance form. With a career spanning over 50 years, Deboo — a recipient of Padma Shri in 2007 — also choreographed for directors like Mani Ratnam and Vishal Bhardwaj. (Photo: Express Archive/ Designed by Gargi Singh)

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