Eminent Kuchipudi dancer Shobha Naidu passes away
- Well-known Kuchipudi classical dancer and Guru, Shobha Naidu passed away in Hyderabad, She was 59.
- A disciple of eminent Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, Shobha Naidu performed with her guru's troupe across the world and brought laurels to the country.
- In recognition of her services, the Government of India presented her Padma Shri Award in 2001.
- Thousands of her disciples are now practising and performing Kuchipudi classical dance forms world over.