Noted Art Historian Kapila Vatsyayan Passed Away

  • Leading scholar of Indian classical dance, art, architecture and art history, Dr KapilaVatsyayan has passed away.
  • She was a former Member of Parliament and also served as Secretary to the Government in the Ministry of Education, where she was responsible for the establishment of a large number of national institutions of higher education.
  • Dr Vatsyayan served as the founding Director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
  • He received many awards; notable among them are Padma Vibhushan (2011), SangeetNatakAkademi Fellowship (1970), Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award (2000).