Padmavibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra :
Guruji : (8 th Jan 1926 ~ 7 th Apr 2004)
Padmavibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra is a name that is synonymous with Odissi today. He has enriched the Odissi dance style with his aesthetics, creativity, imagination and sophistication. His style of choreography is very distinctive & practically every dancer has been directly or indirectly influenced by his style. Maintaining ancient traditions to the highest standard while simultaneously expanding the art form to even higher realms through brilliant choreography & dedication, Guruji is a true dance visionary.