It is of great satisfaction to Mamata that in 1992, at the Golden Jubile celebrations of their dance school Maha Maya, her Gurus included her in the list of sixteen gurus honoured by them for their contributions to the various forms of classical dances of India. In the following year, 1993, her Gurus once again showed great confidence in her work by sending their grand daughter Anjali Jayadev, a promising and talented dancer, for study in choreography and technique with her at Kala Bharati, Montreal. Most recently (July 1999), Guru U.S. Krishna Rao has written to Mamata about his decision to transfer all their life-long work for archival and documentation purposes through her.
In recognition of her contribution to Indian Classical Dance and Bharata Natya, Mamata Niyogi-Nakra has been mentioned under the section Guru Parampara in the book Bharatanatyam, published by Marg Publications, Bombay (1997).
Mamata Niyogi-Nakra considers herself fortunate and privileged to be such an integral part of this rich parampara of the Pandanallur style, which she has been assiduously propagating in Montreal.
As a Teacher and Choreographer of Bharata Natya
Promotion of Interculturalism
Her dance related activities are carried out entirely on a voluntary basis. She has had a brilliant academic career: