Source: The Hindu; Author: Aranyani Bhargav; Photo Courtesy: The Hindu

It wasn’t just her dance that made Balasaraswati special. It was also her outlook towards art and life. Balasaraswati would have been 94 years old today. Although she has not been around physically for several years now, her presence is still bold and striking in the world of dance and art. Even today, dance teachers mention her in their classes; dance historians study her life and art and the mention of her name in the art world commands respect all over India and in many parts of the world.

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