News: Dance pioneer Astad Deboo dies at 73

Deboo employed his training in Indian classical dance forms of kathak as well as kathakali to create a unique fusion dance form.

Mumbai, December 10

Contemporary Indian dancer Astad Deboo, known for amalgamating Indian and western dance techniques, died here on Thursday, his family said. He was 73.

Deboo employed his training in Indian classical dance forms of kathak as well as kathakali to create a unique fusion dance form.

“He left us in the early hours of December 10, at his home in Mumbai, after a brief illness, bravely borne,” the family announced on social media.

“He leaves behind a formidable legacy of unforgettable performances combined with an unswerving dedication to his art, matched only by his huge, loving heart that gained him thousands of friends and a vast number of admirers,” it said. Read full article >