Odissi dancer Guru Mayadhar Raut is 90 years old and a Padma Shri awardee. He was mercilessly evicted from his government accommodation at the Asian Games village yesterday.
According to the government, the accommodation was cancelled and eviction notices were served. Some residents including Guru Raut approached court but lost the case. The court issued a deadline for them to move out by April 25.
The frail 90 year old Raut was evicted in a merciless manner. His belongings were seen lying on the street. His daughter Madhumita Raut slammed the government for carrying out the eviction in such an objectionable manner. She said that if she had not been with her father, he may have died. She added that such a cruel, brutal act doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world.
Raut served the country and taught his disciples under the guru-shishya tradition and did not charge money for his services.