Dr. Lima Das

The All-Rounder

Lima Das’ father was a well-known doctor and her mother an established singer. Being influenced by both these worlds, she didn’t choose one over the other when it came to finding her calling. Rather, Lima took it upon herself to excel at both, academics and the arts!

In the great face-off between Brain and Brawn, here is a woman who has conquered both! She is as agile in the mind as she is with her movements - equally deft; equally graceful. A doctor by profession, a dancer by passion - Lima Das is a master of both realms.

Growing up, Lima’s house was two starkly different worlds under one roof. Her father was a well- known doctor and her mother an established singer. She fervently believes that everything in life serves a purpose and plays a role in one’s development, and this contrast of worlds was one such defining aspect of hers. So when it came to finding her calling, Lima didn’t choose one over the other, but took it upon herself to excel at both, academics and the arts!

To fulfill her academic pursuits, Lima took up dentistry and went on to become a successful Endodontist. As for her love for the arts, she chose to express her creativity with dancing.

She initially trained in Odissi, picking up on its intricacies and grace. However, being Assamese, she felt an innate responsibility to propagate the Assamese culture. And so Sattriya, a lesser known sibling in the dance family, was her art form of choice. “The arts from the North East need to be given greater encouragement,” she opines.

With the kind of grace that comes from within, Dr. Lima Das has danced her way into the hearts and minds of people, all over!


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