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ASTAD DEBOO TO PERFORM IN HIS HOME TOWN JAMSHEDPUR

Jamshedpur, November 15, 2017

Renound classical dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo, will be performing at the Fasy Auditorium, Loyola School on Friday November 17, 2017. The event is part of the Jamshedpur Winter Fest being organised by Tata Steel.

Astad employs his training in Indian classical dance forms of Kathak as well as Kathakali to create a dance form that is unique to him, and has become a pioneer of modern dance in India. Throughout his long and illustrious career, he has worked with various prominent performers such as Pina Bausch, Alison Becker Chase and Pink Floyd, and performed in many parts of the world.

Astad was born in Navsari in a Parsi family, though he grew up in Kolkata till the age of six. Thereafter the family shifted to Jamshedpur, where his father was employed with Tata Steel. His mother was a homemaker, and he has two sisters, Kamal and Gulshan. He studied at Loyola School, Jamshedpur, from where he passed out in 1964.

Entry to the event is free and the aim is for all classical dance enthusiasts to learn from and enjoy what will be a truly brilliant performance by Astad Deboo.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.