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.