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Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai on Monday.
She was 84 and died after a brief illness, NDTV reports.
Born on April 10, 1932, Amonkar was one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and was known as an innovative exponent of the Jaipur gharana.
In the early 1940s, young Kishori began to receive vocal lessons in Hindustani classical music from Anjanibai Malpekar (Bhendi Bazar Gharana) and later her mother Mogubai Kurdikar. She also received training from tutors of several gharanas.
She became interested in Hindi film music and sang playback for the 1964 movie Geet Gaya Patharon Ne, but soon returned to classical music.
Amonkar received the national awards Padma Bhushan in 1987 and Padma Vibhushan in 2002. She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 1985 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for 2009. She was awarded the prestigious Dr. T. M. A. Pai Outstanding Konkani Award in 1991.
Amonkar's fans paid tribute her on Twitter.
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