Scholar, author and lover of the arts Kapila Vatsyayan passed away at her Delhi house today. She was 92.
” She died at 9 am today at her house in Gulmohar Enclave,” Kanwal Ali, secretary of the India International Centre where she was a life time trustee, informed PTI.
Kapila Vatsyayan, who was granted the Padma Vibhushan in 2011, was the founding director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. A previous chosen member of the Rajya Sabha, she was likewise chairperson of the Asia Project at the India International Centre (IIC).
The distinguished scholar of art history, architecture and Indian classical dance was born in New Delhi in 1928 and did her masters in English Literature from Delhi University and in Education from the University of Michigan in the United States. She was the more youthful sis of poet and critic Keshav Malik.
Kapila Vatsyayan had actually authored almost 20 books on various types of art and their histories in her long profession.
Some of her noteworthy works consist of “The Square and the Circle of Indian Arts” (1997 ), “Bharata: The Natya Sastra” (2006 ), “Dance in Indian Painting” (2004 ), “Classical Indian Dance in Literature and the Arts” (2007 ), and “Transformations and transmissions: Learning Through the Arts in Asia” (2011 ).
Remembering her as a “organization contractor” and a real scholar, a number of characters from the world of arts and culture required to Twitter and Facebook to reveal their acknowledgements.
Renowned Hindi author Ashok Vajpeyi stated Ms Vatsyayan’s death was a “individual loss” for him.
” l deeply grieve the diing of Kapila Vatsyayan, an excellent scholar, a sharp mind, an excellent institution-builder and an imaginative individual. The world of culture in India loses a doyen, a vigorous promoter and a bridgemaker among the arts, believed and creativity. An individual loss to numerous, like me,” he composed on Facebook.
Describing Ms Vatsyayan as a “real scholar of the deep improvements of ancient Indian culture and civilisation”, political leader Pavan K Varma stated he was “deeply grieved” by her death.
” She was a real scholar of the deep improvements of ancient Indian culture and civilisation. Her book “The Square and The Circle of Indian Arts” is a traditional. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.
Eminent sarod gamer Amjad Ali Khan stated she was a leading scholar of Indian classical dance, art, architecture, and art history.
She was granted the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1970 and the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana award in 2000, amongst the numerous honors she won over the years.
The last rites were held at the Lodhi Cremation Ground today afternoon.
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