Classical music maestro Kishori Amonkar dies at 84

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Kishori Amonkar

The legendary Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away at her central Mumbai’s home after suffering from brief illness.

Kishori Amonkar was born in Mumbai on 10 April 1932 and emerged as one of the popular singers in the Hindustani tradition with her art of talent.

Amonkar was the foremost singer of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. She was trained by her mother Mogubai Kurdikar, who herself was a fabulous vocalist and Anjanibai Malpekar of the famous Bhendi Bazar Gharana.

Throughout her splendid musical journey, she received lots of criticism as well as appreciations for twisting the Jaipur tradition.

The sudden demise of Amonkar is a huge loss to Indian classical music industry.

Kishori Amonkar won numbers of awards including the prestigious Padma Bhushan in 1987 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2002, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 1985, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for 2009 and many more.

Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi also expressed his grief over the death of famous Kishori Amonkar. He tweeted “Demise of Kishori Amonkar is an irreparable loss to Indian classical music. Deeply pained by her demise. May her soul rest in peace.”

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