A statue of Bharata Muni, author of Natya Shastra in 2nd century BC, was unveiled at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) on the Guru Purnima day. The Natya Shastra contains the code of performing arts.
The statue was unveiled by Rajya Sabha MP and classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, IGNCA president and senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai, and National Gallery of Modern Art director-general and sculptor Adwaita Gadanayak.
According to reports, the sculpture, sculpted by Bengaluru-based artists T.N. Rathna and S. Venkataramana, was conceptualised by classical dancer Padma Subrahmanyam.