Google’s creative and unique doodles have been the talk of the hour for a while now. Today, Google, decided to embrace and celebrate Zohra Segal.
Zohra Segal is believed to be one of the greatest artists in the country. The doodle by Google, illustrated by Parvati Pillai, represents the actress and a revolutionary dancer pulling off gracefully a dance mudra (a hand gesture).
Pillai is a guest artist with the company.
Furthermore, the illustration shows Zohra Segal, gracing a smile while dancing while wearing a beautiful pink saree. Segal’s essence is believed to have been perfectly embodied in this doodle by Google.
Zohra Segal; the very first female Indian artist to receive any international acclaim; was a cherished artist. Neecha Nagar, a film, was released at the Cannes Film Festival today back in 1946; was one of her most appreciated work.
The film went on to receive the Palme d’Or award; which considered to be the highest distinction at the Festival de Cannes. However, this is not all that there is to Segal.
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Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan; had be awarded with many prestigious honors in the country. In the year 1998, she was honored with the Padma Shri; later in 2001, she won the Kalidas Samman. Furthermore, in the year 2010, Segal was also honored with Padma Vibhushan.
Segal; the legendary artist; was born on 27 April, in the year 1912; in Saharanpur, back then in the British India.
During her early 20s, Segal attended a highly notable school that specialized in Ballet; in Dresden, Germany; and later travelled around the globe with Uday Shankar.
Later, after the tour ended she decided to pursue acting and drama. She therefore returned to India; and joined the Indian People’s Theatre Association in the year 1945.
Zohra Segal has also been a part different classics to be produced by the British television ever; namely, Doctor Who and The Jewel In The Crown.
Without the doubt, Google’s doodle had to catch everyone’s attention today.
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