Gambhir Singh Mura



Born in 1930, Sri Gambhir Sing Mura received training in Chhau dance from his elder brother, Kamal Sing Mura. His father, Jipa Sing Mura was also a well known and accomplished Chhau dancer. Gambhir Sing with his natural capabilities soon acquired the status of an Ustad. He visited Europe and America with a team of Chhau dancers in 1972 and 1975. In 1981 he was awarded the Padmashri in recognition of his work and achievement. For his eminence in the field of dance and his contribution to its enrichment Sri Gambhir Sing Mura receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Purulia Chhau dance for 1982.