Chhau dance guru Padma Shri Makar Dhwaja Darogha today passed away after prolonged illness near here, family sources said.
He was 81.
Darogha breathed his last at about 12.30 am at his residence in Seraikela, they said.
He is survived by wife, two sons and three daughters.
Darogha was awarded Padma Shri in 2011 for his outstanding contribution for the promotion of Seraikela form of Chhau dance.