Google doodle honours Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay on her 115th birth anniversary

Apr 3, 2018 17:11 IST
Google doodle honours Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay on her 115th birth anniversary

Google Doodle on April 3, 2018 honoured Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay – an activist, social reformer and freedom fighter, to celebrate her 115th birth anniversary.

The doodle highlighted Chattopadhyay's contribution to handicrafts, handlooms, and theatre.


About Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

• Kamaladevi was a pioneer in cultural institutions and Indian handicrafts.

• It is because of her that institutes and organisations, such as National School of Drama, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Central Cottage Industries Emporium and the Crafts Council of India, exist in India.

• Throughout her life, she worked towards the upliftment of women and her focus was always on brining about the changes in the socio-economic condition of women.

• She was the first woman to be arrested for entering the Bombay Stock Exchange where she tried to sell packets of contraband salt in 1930s.

• Kamaladevi had also been the recipient of several awards including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1966), Padma Bhushan (1955), and Padma Vibhushan (1987).

• She was also honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.

• She passed away on October 29, 1988 at the age of 85.


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