Eminent Puppeteer Padma Shri Maguni Kuanr Passes Away

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In Odisha, Padma Shri Maguni Charan Kuanr, passed away at his Keonjhar residence today morning. He was 88 and was not well for months. Kuanr was conferred Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards of the country, by President Droupadi Murmu last year for his lifelong contribution to the field of art for keeping alive the dying art of rod puppetry and promoting the traditional rod puppet dance.

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