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Art scholar Kapila Vatsyayan passes away

Date: 18 September 2020 Tags: Obituaries
  • Scholar, author, and connoisseur of the arts Kapila Vatsyayan passed away in Delhi. She was 92.
  • Vatsyayan, who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2011, was the founding director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. A former nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, she was also chairperson of the Asia Project at the IIC.
  • She was a renowned scholar of art history, architecture, and Indian classical dance.
  • Vatsyayan authored nearly 20 books on different forms of art and their histories in her long career.