(Milcah Anila, Intern Journalist) Hyderabad: Prominent Kuchipudi dancer Shobha Naidu has passed away. She died at a hospital in Hyderabad. Born in 1956 in Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam district, Shobha Naidu made her debut in Kuchipudi at the age of 12.

Kuchipudi dancer Shobha Naidu
Kuchipudi dancer Shobha Naidu

She joined Vempati Chinsatyam as a disciple and played all the roles in Vempati dance forms. Shobha Naidu, who excelled in the roles of Satyabhama, Padmavati, and Chandalika, received the Padma Shri award in 2001.

Chief Ministers of both the states mourn the death of Shobha Naidu The Chief Ministers of the two Telugu states KCR and YS Jaganmohan Reddy mourned. They wished peace to the soul. Expressed profound sympathy to the family members.