Pushpa Bhuyan, Indian classical dancer, died at 69

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Pushpa Bhuyan, born in 1946 and passed away on October 7, 2015.

Pushpa was an Indian classical dancer specialising in the Indian classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam and Sattriya.

She comes from the Northeast Indian state of Assam, and learned sattriya from Bhabananda Barbayan.

Pushpa later studied bharatanatyam under Guru Mangudi Dorairaja Iyer.

She has also tutored other dancers.

A recipient of the North East Television Lifetime, Achievement Award, Pushpa was honoured by the Government of India, in 2002, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.

Pushpa died at age 69 on October 7, 2015.

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