Bhubaneswar, January 6 (Localwire): Padma Shri Awardee and veteran Odissi dancer Dr. Minati Mishra passed away in Switzerland on Monday, family sources said.
She is survived by her son Dr. Sabitava Mishra.
Born in 1929, the danseuse was the oldest living Odissi performer and was renowned for her expression and dramatisation skills.
She had acted in many films like Surya Mukhi, Jeevan Sathi, Sadhana, Arundhati, Bhai Bhauja.
Honored with Padma Shree in 2012, she was presented with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Sangeet Prabhakar title for Hindustani vocal music, and also awarded a doctoral degree in Indology from the Philipp University of Marburg, Germany.
She served as the principal of Utkal Sangeeta Mahavidyala from 1964-1989 and was settled in Switzerland after her retirement in 1990.