Renowned danseuse Mallika Sarabhai has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not paying condolences on the death of her legendary dance icon mother Mrinalini Sarabhai.
Mallika, a known critic of Modi, took to Facebook to lodge her protest using strong words.
She wrote, “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 sixty years.
“She blazed a trailer for our culture in the world. That her death sees no word from you shows your mentality. How ever much you hate me, as our prime minister it behove you to recognise her contribution. You have not. Shame on you.”
Mallika was one of the first few powerful names to have criticised Modi, then the Gujarat chief minister, for the anti-Mulim riots in 2002.
She had even approached the Supreme Court with PIL against him.
The Gujarat government had hit back at her with filing a case of human trafficking because she often took artists to perform abroad with her group.