Marathi danseuse Ashwini Ekbote dies during performance in Pune


Classical danseuse Ashwini Ekbote died today after collapsing on stage during a performance in Pune, police said.

Ashwini Ekbote
The 44-year-old, who had also acted in several plays, was performing at the Bharat Natyamandir in Pune this evening when she collapsed on stage, a police official said.

She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead, the official said.

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Ashwini had made her debut with Akleche Kande (2001) and went on to star in Dumkata (2007) and Baavare Prem He (2014).

Tributes have begun pouring in on her tragic death.

Here are some early reactions;

More to follow


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