Bio: Sitara Devi (8 November 1920 – 25 November 2014) was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing. Rabindranath Tagore described her as Nritya Samragni ( नृत्य सम्राज्ञी ), meaning the empress of dance, after watching her performance when she was just 16 years old. The epithet continues, and she is still described as the Kathak queen.
Born: 8 November 1920, Kolkata
Spouse: K. Asif, Nazir Ahmed Khan
Died: 25 November 2014, Mumbai
Children: Ranjit Barot, Jayanti Mala