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Friday, January 22, 2016

Legendary dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away at 97

Mrinalini Sarabhai
Legendary bharatanatyam dancer and Padma Bhushan recipent Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away on 21 January 2016, Thursday morning at the age of 97. Mrinalini Sarabhai was wife of renowned Indian scientist Vikram Sarabhai. The legendary dancer is survived by her son, well known environmentalist Kartikeya Sarabhai and daughter renowned danseuse Mallika Sarabhai.

Mrinalini Sarabhai was a Malayali and her father was a barrister and her mother Ammu Swaminathan, was a social worker who was actively involved in the independence struggle. Mrinalini Sarabhai was educated at Shantiniketan under Rabindranath Tagore.

Mrinalini Sarabhai had been admitted to hospital on 20 January 2016 with infection.

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