Google celebrates 100th Birth Anniversary of “Mrinalini Sarabhai”

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Google today celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of Mrinalini Sarabhai by dedicating a doodle to her. Mrinalini Sarabhai was a very renowned Indian Classical Dancer.

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Mrinalini Sarabhai was born on 11th May 1918 in Kerala to              S Swaminathan and A V Ammakutty. Her father was a lawyer her mother was a social worker and also a well known freedom fighter.

Mrinalini was married to Vikram Sarabhai who is considered as the Father of Indian Space Program & had 2 children Mallika & Kartikeuya.

Mrinalini Sarabhai was awarded the Padma Shri in 1965 and Padma Bhushan in 1992. She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship New Delhi in 1994 and she was the first recipient of the state annual award from the Government of Kerala, Nishagandhi Puraskaram, which was presented to her in 2013.

She passed away at the age of 97 in January 2016.