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Hyderabad: The iconic dancer of Kuchipudi, Sobha Naidu passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad. At the time of her death, it was reported that she was undergoing a treatment. Sobha Naidu had become famous for portraying several characters such as Padmavathi, Sathyabhama, Sai Baba and Devadeviki. She received Padma Shree and several other national and international accolades for her work. She had performed throughout India and also in the United States and the United Kingdom. She also trained countless number of students during her renowned career. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao mourned the dancer’s death and expressed condolences to her family. Sobha Naidu recently made a covid-19 awareness video.

Sobha Naidu hailed from Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. She was born in 1956 and she learned her craft from the legendary Vempati Chinna Satyam.