General Knowledge - Famous Personalities - Discussion

Discussion :: Famous Personalities - Section 1 (Q.No.45)


Shovna Narayan is a reputed personality in which of the following fields?

[A]. Classical dance
[B]. Literature
[C]. Journalism
[D]. Classical music

Answer: Option A


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Randhir Verma said: (Jan 3, 2012)  
Shovana Narayan is a Kathak Maestro and an outstanding dancer. She created a new and innovative style of performing arts by enriching it with a deeper and wider canvas of expression and dimensions. She has been awarded with Padmashri in 1992 and Sangeet Natak Academy Awards in 1999.

Shovana Narayan established herself as a dancer during 1970s and the last four decades have seen her captivating audiences in numerous dance festivals. Trained by legendary Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj and Kundanlal Gangani at Kathak Kendra, Delhi, Shovana Narayan is known for her strong urge for experimentation. Besides, she has also been awarded with Rajiv Gandhi Puraskar, Indira Priyadarshini Samman, and Rotary International Award and Japan's Oisca Award. Extremely versatile she not only holds two MPhil degrees, one in Defence & Strategic Studies and second in Social Sciences & Public Administration but she is also a Masters in Physics.

She is the first person to balance two parallel professional careers, one as a very senior civil servant (IAS 1976 batch) and as a nationally and internationally awarded classical dancer of the country. Presently she is holding the onerous responsibility of Ceremonies & Culture as Special Director General in the Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi.

Varsha Khirwadkar said: (Mar 30, 2013)  
Shovana Narayan is a classical example of a true Kathak, multi-faceted and dynamic, and presents a challenge to today's spectator. Her life, her works, her dignity and demeanour have made her a role model and peer for millions of girls of the younger generation of today.

Rare are artists who can rule the stage for decades. Seldom still are souls who pour their entire being to nurture life and society. Shovana Narayan belongs to both the categories.

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