Google commemorates Rukmini Devi on her 112th birth anniversary

New Delhi: Google commemorated dancer, choreographer and animal rights activist Rukmini Devi's 112th birth anniversary with a creative doodle.

Rukmini Devi was Bharatnatyam dancer and choreographer who is considered the most important revivalist in the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam from its original 'sadhir' style.

She was featured in India Today's list of '100 People who Shaped India' and was awarded Padma Bhusan in 1956.

Rukmini Devi has many awards and accolades, some of which include Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Queen Victoria Silver Medal,Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, London, roll of honor by The World Federation for the Protection of animals, Honorary Doctorate,Wayne State University, USA and scroll of honour at city of Los Angeles.

News24 Bureau