Ahmedabad: Mallika Sarabhai, social activist, dancer and daughter of renowned Bharatnatyam exponent Mrinalini Sarabhai, has criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not paying tributes to her mother who died on Thursday.
Mallika Sarabhai took to Facebook to ask why Modi, who belongs to Gujarat, had not bothered to condole the death of her 97-year-old mother.
“My dear prime minister. You hate my politics and I hate yours, that has nothing to do with what Mrinalini Sarabhai did to promote the culture of this country to the world over 60 years. She blazed a trailer for our culture in the world,” Mallika Sarabhai said.
“That her death sees no word from you shows your mentality. However much you hate me, as our prime minister it behove you to recognize her contribution. You have not. Shame on you.”
As an activist, Mallika Sarabhai continuously attacked the then Gujarat chief minister Modi for the 2002 communal riots in the state.
Mrinalini Sarabhai was a Padma Bhushan awardee. She founded Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, an institute for imparting training in dance, drama, music and puppetry.