On Thursday, 10th Dec 2020, a well-known Indian dance maestro Ustaad Deboo passed away in Mumbai at the age of 73. The dance pioneer was popularly known for celebrating fusion and collaborating with international artists, such as; Pina Bausch, Pink Floyd, and others.
His family took the support of social media and announced the news of his death. The statement reads, “He left us in the early hours of December 10, at his home in Mumbai, after a brief illness, bravely borne,” Deboo’s family announced on Facebook…”
He spent a half-century career, Dance master Ustaad Deboo constantly pushed boundaries as he combined Indian classical dance forms including Kathak and Kathakali with Western techniques to create a new form that was undoubtedly modern.