Who is Amarnath Ghosh? Indian Classical Dancer Shot Dead in St Louis, Missouri

Amarnath Ghosh was an Indian classical dancer who has been shot dead in St Louis, Missouri in the United States where he was studying for his PhD in Performing Arts.

Indian writer founder of Ayodhya Foundation Meenakshi Sharan revealed Amarnath Ghosh was sadly shot dead on Tuesday, February 27th 2024.

In this article, we learn all there is to know about who Amarnath Ghosh is and the tragic events behind his demise.

Who is Amarnath Ghosh?

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Amarnath Ghosh was an Indian classical dancer and graduate student who was shot and killed whilst studying in the United States.

Indian writer and founder of Ayodhya Foundation, Meenakshi Sharan took to X Friday, March 1st to break the sad news and call for justice for Amarnath Ghosh.

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He wrote: “Kuchipudi dancer par excellence, #AmarnathGhosh shot dead in St. Louis, Missouri! Please help @IndianEmbassyUS @DrSJaishankar 🙏🏻

“Amarnath was shot multiple times while he was taking an evening walk in the St Louis academy neigbourhood on Tuesday, 27th February 2024.

“The only child in the family, lost his father at a very young age, lost his mother 3 years back, was perusing his PHD in the US.

“One we are aghast with this news & are getting no details, no updates, even his body hasn’t been handed over to friends who’ve been trying to claim it! @USAndIndia,”

Ghosh hailed from Siuri, West Bengal, India. He studied at Kuchipudi Art Academy and was the founder of MAHAAMRITENDRA.

Amarnath Ghosh was studying at the Washington University in St Louis for his PhD in Performing Arts according to his profile on the University website.

The profile read: “Amarnath Ghosh Is interested in exploring his diverse ethnic background, race and the diverse unity of various cultures through the compositions of Sri Rabindranath Tagore one of the most revolutionary bengali poets and philosopher of all time.

“As a native bengali his research focuses on bringing out the concept of race and ethnicity through the art of Dance. In his research he is choosing to focus on 6 different compositions of Sri Tagore which emphasize the concept of race and ethnicity through the diverse unification of many aspects from different cultures that Tagore gained through his worldly travels.

“Through his research amarnaths main aim is to show that through dance even though we are from different diverse backgrounds its exactly that Unites us all as one,”

Tragically, this budding talent was killed in mysterious fashion whilst walking the streets of St Louis.

Posts on social media showed he was loved and respected for his talents.

“Devastated to hear of Amarnath Ghosh. A rising star who shined so bright, he blinded the world with his passion. A student of the Academy and a dear member of our family, Amar (dada, anna), you shall always remain amar (immortal) in our hearts. The artist fraternity deeply mourns this day,” one post on Facebook read.

Another said: “Beautiful artist Dear Amarnath Ghosh our Gurubhai our sibling from Kalakshetra leaves the mortal world so untimely! Somebody’s anger took away life of precious artist so unceremoniously from the world!  Heart bleeds! Not at all the age or the way for you to leave Amarnath!”

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Amarnath Ghosh can be found on Facebook here.

Washington University in St Louis

Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) is a private research university in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

Founded in 1853, the university is named after George Washington, a Continental Army general, and the first president of the United States.

Washington University comprises eight undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, including Arts and Sciences, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Olin Business School, Washington University School of Medicine, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University School of Law, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

Washington University enrolls approximately 16,550 students across its campuses from all 50 states and more than 110 countries.

Washington University has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1923 and is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”.

As of 2023, 26 Nobel laureates, 11 Pulitzer Prize winners, 4 United States Poet Lauretes, and 6 MacArthur Fellows have been affiliated with the university as faculty or alumni.

Washington University alumni also include 16 university presidents, 21 members of the United States Congress, 30 Rhodes Scholars, 7 Marshall Scholars and 2 Churchill Scholars.

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