I present to you, Sir, Smt. Sitaradevi Sukhdev. Smt. Sitaradevi was born in 1922 and she received training in Kathak under his father Sri Sukhdev Maharaj Mishra and also under Guru Acchan Maharaj, Guru Lacchu Maharaj and Guru Shambhu Maharaj. Smt. Sitaradevi is an exponent of the Banaras and Lucknow Gharanas of Kathak. Smt. Sitaradevi has toured and performed in many parts of the world and her work has won her high merit. For her eminence in the field of dance and her contribution to its enrichment, Smt. Sitara- devi receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Kathak.