Veteran Marathi Lavani Singer Sulochana Chavan no more

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Veteran Marathi Lavani Singer Sulochana Chavan no more

Legendary Marathi Lavani singer Sulochana Chavan died in Mumbai on Saturday10 December 2022. She was 92 years old.  She was awarded Padma shri in 2022.

Known as 'Lavani Samradnyi' (Queen of Lavani), Sulochana Chavan was one of the most well-known singers in this traditional Maharashtrian musical genre closely associated with the folk theatre form Tamasha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde as well as Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari condoled her death.

Dances of Maharashtra 

  • Dhangari Gaja
  • Dindi and Kala are the religious folk dances in Maharashtra, 
  • Koli dance is the dance form of Koli fisher folk of Maharashtra.
  • Povadas Dance, This dance form describes the events in the life of the great Maratha ruler, Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • Tamasha, The word tamasha in Persian language means fun and entertainment. The tamasha dance form has been believed to be derived from the ancient form of Sanskrit drama - the 'Prahsana' and the 'Bhana'.

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