Guru Harekrishna Behra



Guru Harekrishna Behra was trained in gotipua from the tender age of eight by Ramahari Behra. Like his other contemporaries, he too joined a Jatra party and toured all over Orissa, performing and learning various aspects of theatre. From Ram Chandra Dey, he took lessons in music and other traditional dance styles. In 1957 he joined Kala Vikash Kendra, Cuttack and was trained in Odissi by Guru Mayadhar Raut and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.

In 1971, Harekrishna joined the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya where he taught Odissi to several dancers including Madhavi Mudgal, Smruti Mehta and others.




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