The 84-year-old Indian classical legend passed away yesterday at her residence in Mumbai.
Lata Mangeshkar, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan mourn Kishori Amonkar’s death
Mumbai - 04 Apr 2017 11:38 IST
Indian music fans were in for a rude shock last evening when Indian classical music maestro Kishori Amonkar passed away at the age of 84. She breathed her last at her home in Mumbai after enduring illness since some time. She would have turned 85 next week on 10 April.
Born in Mumbai, Amonkar is known as one of the musical legends in the classical genre to have emerged out of India. She specialised in the Hindustani classical genre and was an innovator in the Jaipur Gharana.
She received her early training from her mother Mogubai Kurdikar, who was also a classical vocalist. She was later trained by people like Anjanibal Malpekar, Anwar Hussain Khan, Sharadchandra Akolkar, Balkrishnabuwa Parvatkar, etc.
Amonkar has lent her voice in few Hindi films like Siskiyan (1952), Geet Gaya Pattharonne (1964), Drishti (1990) and Delhi-6 (2009). Out of these films, she composed music for Drishti. It remains the only Hindi film where she has worked as a music director.
Hindi film celebrities, including Lata Mangeshkar, Shabana Azmi, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal and Zakir Hussain, among others, poured out their condolences.
Mujhe abhi abhi pata chala ki mahan shastriya gayika Kishori amonkar ji ka swargwas hua,ye sunke mujhe (cont) https://t.co/Wwt1852sre— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 3, 2017
The greatest KISHORI AMONKARJI is no more !! A very big loss for Indian Classical Music ! Her music will live on forever— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) April 3, 2017
What a loss Hve been her ardent fan n consider myself fortunate 2 hve lived in a time I cud here Kishori Amonkar sing pic.twitter.com/TNrWhJcKvH— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) April 3, 2017
#KishoriAmonkar ji no more. One of my biggest inspirations. Her voice and mellifluous gayaki has been a part of my life since childhood.— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) April 4, 2017
Have had the fortune of listening to her live n meeting her. Never can forget that day. My biggest wish was that I could learn music frm her— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) April 4, 2017
It's a sad day for all music lovers. Indian classical music lost one of the most treasured artist today.— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) April 4, 2017