Milena Salvini, Kathakali's French ambassador passes away

Milena Salvini arrived at Kerala in 1965 to learn Kathakali and went on to found Centre Mandapa, a school of Indian dance forms in Paris that thrived as a learning centre.

Milena Salvini, Kathakali's French ambassador passes away
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Milena Salvini, an Italian-born dancer and ardent supporter of Indian classical art, particularly Kathakali, died in France on Jan. 25, 2022.

The 84-year-old dancer had established Centre Mandapa, a school of Indian dance forms in Paris, which flourished as a learning center, after arriving in Kerala in 1965 to learn Kathakali.