Renowned writer and artist Kapila Vatsyayan passes away

Renowned writer and artist Kapila Vatsyayan passes away

Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan was a Padma Vibhushan awardee. Many Hindi writers have deeply mourned over her sad demise

New Delhi: Famous artist and former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha nominated) Kapila Vatsyayan died here on Wednesday. Dr. Vatsyayan was a Padma Vibhushan awardee.  She was 91 years old.

There is a wave of mourning in the art world with the death of Mrs. Vatsyayan. She was the wife of the celebrated Hindi writer Sachin Anand Hira Anand Vatsyayan and was living alone.

Dr. Vatsyayan Born in Delhi on 25 December 1928. Dr. Vatsyayan was an author of music, dance and art. She had studied in Delhi, Banaras Hindu University of Varanasi, and the Michigan University of USA.

A Sangeet Natak Akademi fellow Ms.Vatsyayan was also a disciple of eminent dancer Shambhu Maharaj and noted historian Vasudev Sharan Aggarwal.

She was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2006 and left the Rajya Sabha due to a dispute over the office of profit. She was subsequently re-elected to the Rajya Sabha.

Ms. Vatsyayan was the founding secretary of the National Indira Gandhi Arts Center and was also a lifetime trustee of the India International Center. She wrote serious and scholarly books on Indian Natyashastra and Indian traditional art. She was considered the official scholar of Indian art in the country.

Kapila Vatsyayan was the daughter of a famous Hindi writer, Satyavati Malik, and her brother Keshav Malik was a noted English poet and art critic.

She also served as Secretary in the Department of Education in the 1960s. She was married to Sachin Anand Heera Anand Vatsyayan. A few years after marriage, they got divorced. Later, she lived a lone life.

Many Hindi writers have deeply mourned over her demise and said that the absence of the country’s famous artist and writer has caused irreparable damage to the field of art.

[Hams Live]

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