Thumri queen Girija Devi passes away

IANS
Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Kolkata: Iconic Indian classical vocalist Girija Devi passed away following a cardiac arrest here on Tuesday, hospital sources said. She was 88.

"She was brought in a critical condition on Tuesday afternoon. She passed away around 9 p.m.," a BM Birla Hospital spokesperson told IANS.

Devi made her public debut on All India Radio Allahabad in 1949. She was given all three Padma awards – she was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 2016.

The singer had also won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship.

Kolkata: Iconic Indian classical vocalist Girija Devi passed away following a cardiac arrest here on Tuesday, hospital sources said. She was 88.

"She was brought in a critical condition on Tuesday afternoon. She passed away around 9 p.m.," a BM Birla Hospital spokesperson told IANS.

Devi made her public debut on All India Radio Allahabad in 1949. She was given all three Padma awards – she was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 2016.

The singer had also won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship.

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