Padmashri Sanjukta Panigrahi :
Sanju nani : ( 24 th Aug 1944 – 24 th Jun 1997 )

Sanjukta Panigrahi. is a name synonymous with modern day Odissi. Remembered as Queen of Odissi dance. With single-minded devotion she started dancing at the age of four under Guruji and devoted her life to Odissi. She has rendered invaluable service to Odissi by taking it to all parts of the world.