Legendary Hindustani Classical Musician Annapurna Devi dies at 91

Legendary Hindustani Classical Musician Annapurna Devi dies at 91

Today, legendary musician Annapurna Devi took her last breath in Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital, reports an official. She aged 91-years.

At 3:51 am the legendary musician was declared dead.

From past few years, she was suffering from age-related diseases, a spokesman of Annapurna Devi Foundation in Mumbai said.

Annapurna Devi was a Padma Bhushan Award winner, was born in Maihar town in Madhya Pradesh. She was the daughter of Ustad ‘Baba’ Allauddin Khan and Madian Begum, was youngest of the four children.

World famous maestro, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan was her sibling, added the spokesman.

She was her father’s disciple, who inestimable contributed to Indian music that resulted in Senia-Maihar Gharana. She was trained from early childhood when she was less than 5-years old and graduated from Sitar to chosen instrument, the Surbahar.

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was one of the first political to mourns at her death.

Annapurna Devi got married to Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar. They had a son, named Shubhendra ‘Shubho’ Shankar, who died in 1992. Later she married to Rooshikumar Pandya, who was a management consultant and died in 2013.

by Chandrani Sarkar on October 13, 2018

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