Rupak Mehta, Founder Trustee and Managing Director of Brahmnaad Trust & Academy of Performing Arts, celebrated his guru Deepak Mazumdar's 60th birthday (shashthi-poorti) on 26 April in Mumbai. Deepak Mazumdar, noted Bharatanatyam exponent, guru and scholar has been active in the field for over four decades.
Well known music director Ravindra Jain inaugurated the celebration by lighting the lamp and rendering a poem. Eminent personalities in the field of art were honoured on the special occasion. Deepak Mazumdar's guru Dr. Kanak Rele and star actor-dancer Hema Malini with whom he has collaborated, were conferred the title of Brahma Ratna.
Veterans artists, scholars and writers like Darshana Jhaveri, Dr. Sunil Kothari, Dr. B.M. Sundaram, Ashit Desai, and Dr. Sandhya Purecha were honoured with Brahma Padma. The hero of the evening, Deepak Mazumdar, was presented the Kanak Ratna award.
Talented young dancers Rupak Mehta, Keerthana Ravi, Mugdha Mane and Neha Muthiyan bagged the Kanak Bhushan awards. 'Brahmabodhi', a magazine of art and culture, was released by the galaxy of dignitaries present on stage.
|Rupak Mehta, Ashit Desai, Sunil Kothari, Kanak Rele, Deepak Mazumdar, Darshana Jhaveri, |
B.M. Sundaram, Sandhya Purecha and Sharad Chitnis