PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday grieved the end of Milena Salvini, the Italy-conceived French example and educator of Indian traditional dance structure Kathakali, who was respected with the Padma Shri in 2019.
Salvini died on Tuesday at 84 years old.
The Indian Embassy in France tweeted on Wednesday: “Perhaps the best example of Kathakali, Padma Shri Milena Salvini died yesterday; As an originator overseer of ‘Center Mandapa’ in Paris, she advanced and showed Indian dance and music for over forty years in France. Most profound sympathies.”
Grieving her destruction, Modi tweeted, “Milena Salvini will be associated with her enthusiasm towards Indian culture. She put forth various attempts to additionally advocate Kathakali across France. I’m anguished by her dying. My musings are with her family and well-wishers. May her spirit find happiness in the hereafter.”
VP M. Venkaiah Naidu additionally sent a sympathy message, saying: “Disheartened to find out with regards to the dying of Milena Salvini. A type of Kathakali, Milena Salvini assumed a significant part in advancing Indian dance and music for north of forty years in France. My most profound sympathies to her relatives. May her spirit find happiness in the hereafter.”
Salvini alongside her better half had opened the Mandapa Center in Paris in 1975 to show Indian traditional dance toward the western world. She had additionally organized the renowned Kutiyattam group’s Europe visit with the assistance of UNESCO in 1980 and again in 1999.