Noted Bharatanatyam dancer Dr Narthaki Nataraj is set to arrive in Dhaka today. The artiste has received the Padma Shri for her exceptional achievements in cultural activities in 2019. She is the first transwoman ever to receive the prestigious state award. She also received an honorary doctorate from Tanjavur Thanthai Periyar Maniammai University, in 2016. Dr Nataraj has participated in many international dance events in the UK, USA, India and other parts of the world.
Bandhu Social Welfare Society, an organisation that works for the rights and social acceptance of the transgender community, has arranged a formal reception for her tomorrow at Bangladesh National Museum, where she will perform. The event will begin from 6:30 pm.