Last week, acclaimed contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo was honored with the Yagnaraman Living Legend Award by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha. Founded in 1953, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha is a dynamic classical music, dance and cultural institution based in Chennai, India.



The award was given to Astad in recognition of his outstanding performing arts career and contributions as a pioneer of modern and contemporary dance in India.


Astad Deboo

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Astad Deboo


Astad was previously honored with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama in 1996 and the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2007.


Astad Deboo

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Astad Deboo


Congratulations to Astad Deboo on this amazing and well-deserved achievement!

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Want to see a breathtaking dance solo by Astad Deboo? Watch his full performance of “Eternal Embrace” on Cennarium here.

Blog Header Photo Credit: Courtesy of Astad Deboo

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