Garima Hazarika, a prestigious Sattriya dance example, died on Friday in Guwahati from advanced age related disease. She was 83.
She abandoned a granddaughter, a child and a little girl in-regulation. Her significant other Krishnamurthi Hazarika, who also was a traditional artist, passed on a couple of years prior. Hazarika, who spearheaded the exhibition of ladies artists in Sattriya dance structure, the well known old style dance from Assam, was likewise a gifted Odissi and Kathak artist.
The Sattriya moving style was once just performed by the male inhabitants of “sattras” or Vaishnav cloisters. With the help of prestigious researcher Maheswar Neog, Hazarika committed her life to spreading the dance structure all through the world and became one of the types who opened the entryways for ladies to perform in front of an audience.
She is likewise credited with making Sattriya dance outfits in a style more fitting for the ladies artists.
Hazarika started preparing in Kathak at an early age under the tutelage of Guru Charu Bordoloi, and she later concentrated on Sattriya under the direction of Guru Rosheshwar Saikia and Borbayan Ghana Kanta Bora of the Kamlabari Sattra.
She dwelled in Delhi till 1968 while she was an understudy at the Delhi School of Art. At the point when she experienced Odissi artist Indrani Rehman there, she perceived the normal components in the two dance types of Odissi and Sattriya. She from there on became Guru Surendra Nath Jena’s most memorable Assamese follower and began learning Odissi dance. Upon her re-visitation of Assam, Hazarika laid out the Mitali Kala Kendra, a middle for old style and customary moves, where she likewise showed movement, workmanship heading, painting, cover making and ensemble plan.
She effectively partook in stage and ensemble plan, movement and different parts of versatile performance center all through the state prior to composing 16 dance dramatizations. Hazarika arranged numerous exhibitions in 16 Assamese films.
She was a beneficiary of a few distinctions, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Assam Silpi Divas, and Assam Natya Sanmilan grants.