New Delhi: Internet search giant Google on Monday paid tribute to Bharatnatyam dancer Rukmani Devi Arundale on her 112th birth anniversary with a creative doodle.
Monday's doodle features the famous dancer holding one of the Bharatnatyam mudras and is visible on the homepage of Google India.
Born on February 29, 1904 in a Brahmin family in Madurai, Rukmani Devi She was also an activist for animal rights and welfare.
She was considered the most important revivalist in the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam from its original 'sadhir' style, prevalent amongst the temple dancers, Devadasis, she also worked for the re-establishment of traditional Indian arts and crafts.
She was als awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1967.