About Pushpa Bhuyan
A synopsis on Late Pushpa Bhuyan (PADMASHREE)
1946 - 2015
Pushpa Bhuyan (Padmashree) is a Legend in the field of Indian Classical Dance and a household name in her homestate of Assam.
This Stalwart Icon from Jorhat, Assam had spent her Lifetime dedicated to Indian Classical Dances and was a Maestro of Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Assam's own Sattriya Nritya.
Even as a child, she absolutely knew that Classical Dance was her calling and embarked on a Lifetime Journey of Classical Dance which eventually led her to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where she was honored with the prestigious PADMASHREE Award by the President of India in 2002.
Hailing from Jorhat, Assam, Pushpa Bhuyan (then Pushpa Bora) was one of the first few Assamese to venture into the prestigious field of Classical Dances as a serious professional. In fact she was the very FIRST ASSAMESE to learn Bharat Natyam in Kalakshetra, Chennai.
Born to Shri Thanuram Niamkora Bora a renowned cultural artiste of his time who was also the earliest Guru of Pushpa, she was deeply inspired and encouraged by her illustrious father to be a famous Classical Dance Artiste.