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Girija Devi: Queen of Thumri passes away

Eminent classical singer Girija Devi passed away following a cardiac arrest at age of 88. She was considered as queen of thumri, a common genre of semi-classical Indian music. Girija Devi She was born in zamindar family at village near Banaras on May 8, 1929. She was legendary singer of the “Seniya and Banaras gharanas”. ..

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Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia receives 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award

Noted flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia (78) was conferred 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music. The prestigious award bestowed upon him by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung at a function held in New Delhi. About Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia Chaurasia had started learning vocal music at the ..

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Shubha Mudgal selected for Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award

Singer Shubha Mudgal has been selected for the prestigious the 23rd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2016. She will be bestowed with this award for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill. About Shubha Mudgal Shubha Mudgal is a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music, Thumri, Khayal, Dadra and ..

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Noted Tabla maestro Lachu Maharaj passes away

Noted Tabla maestro Pandit Lachu Maharaj passed away in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh due to cardiac arrest. He was 73 years old. Lacchu Maharaj was renowned internationally and his table performance had drawn attention of the connoisseur of performing arts from across the country and world. About Lachu Maharaj His real name was Lakshmi Narayan Singh. ..

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Noted Classical singer Bhubaneswari Mishra passes away

The famous Odissa singer Bhubaneshwari Mishra passed away following a sudden cardiac arrest in New Delhi.  She was 67. She was one of the talented artist from Odisha and was renowned as classical and playback singer. She had started her career as a classical singer in the 1970s with debut song ‘Tiki Mora Naa Ti’ for the mythological Odia ..

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