Thumri Current Affairs, GK & News


Thumri originated in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. Its most distinct feature is the erotic subject matter portraying the various episodes from the lives of lord Krishna and radha. The beauty of thumri lies in the artist’s ability to convey musically as many shades of meaning as the words of a song can bear. ..

Girija Devi (88), veteran Indian classical singer passes away

Girija Devi (88), the veteran Indian classical singer of the Seniya and Banaras gharanas, has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal on October 24, 2017. She was known as ‘Thumri queen’, who popularised the genre of semi-classical Indian music. She was conferred with all three Padma awards, and was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in ..


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”. ..