Many years ago, when I had met Sattriya dancer Sharodi Saikia at Guwhati at Indira PP Bora's residence, I was pleased to learn that her contribution to revival of Sattriya dance was similar to revival of Odissi by Sanjukta Panigrahi. Very few women had taken to learning Sattriya dance, which was practiced by the monks in Sattras. Raseshwar Saikia was the first Adhyapak/Guru who after leaving Kamalabari Sattra and adopting grihasthashram (marriage), took a bold step to give training in Sattriya dances to few young girls - among them were Sharodi Saikia, Indira PP Bora and others.
Hailing from a distinguished family, Sharodi had been performing and studying Sattriya dance with complete devotion. She had performed in Indonesia when she had gone with the President of India, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed. She had good academic career and had been serving in Department of Education.
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