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Sushma Swaraj offers help to veteran dancer living in penury

PTI
Published Aug 29, 2016, 10:36 am IST
Updated Aug 29, 2016, 10:41 am IST
The 80-year-old Balgopal is one of the most famous dancers of Kathak, Kathakali and Bharatanatyam in the country.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)
 External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj on Monday called and offered help to veteran danseuse Tara Balgopal who is living in a state of penury in the national capital.

"I have spoken to Ms Tara Balgopal. I have understood the problem. We will help her," Sushma tweeted.

 

The 80-year-old Balgopal is one of the most famous dancers of Kathak, Kathakali and Bharatanatyam in the country.

She was living in a dilapidated room in west Delhi's Rajouri Garden, filled with obscure household items.

Swaraj's initiative comes in the backdrop of the danseuse's situation going viral on social media.

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