Kishori Amonkar Is An Irreparable Loss, Tweet PM Modi, Lata Mangeshkar And Others

Kishori Amonkar died on Monday at her home in Mumbai after a brief illness. She was 84

  | April 04, 2017 14:30 IST (New Delhi)
Kishori Amonkar

File photo of Kishori Amonkar (Courtesy: KishoriAmonkarGaanSaraswati )


  • "Deeply pained by her demise," tweeted PM Modi
  • Kishori Amonkar was revered as 'Gaan-Saraswati'
  • Her funeral will be held at Shivaji Park Crematorium in Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, singers Lata Mangeshkar and Shreya Ghoshal, actors Shabana Azmi and Hema Malini, shared messages of condolence for renowned classical singer Kishori Amonkar, who died on Monday at her home in Mumbai, after a brief illness. She was 84. PM Modi wrote, "Demise of Kishori Amonkar is an irreparable loss to Indian classical music. Deeply pained by her demise. May her soul rest in peace. (sic)" Kishori Amonkar was married to Ravindra Amonkar. She is survived by two sons and grandchildren. She was born to renowned vocalist Mogubai Kurdikar and Madhavdas Bhatiya, she was trained under Alladiya Khan Saheb of the Jaipur gharana, reported news agency PTI.
Here are some of the tweets:
Posting a picture of Kishori Amonkar on Twitter, Shabana Azmi wrote, "What a loss Hve been her ardent fan n consider myself fortunate 2 hve lived in a time I cud here Kishori Amonkar sing (sic)."
In her career spanning for over seven decade, Kishori Amonkar was called 'Gaan-Saraswati.' She provided playback for songs in the film Geet Gaya Patharon Ne. She received the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. She was also the recipient of the Rashtrapati Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Sangeet Samragni Award, among others.
Kishori Amonkar was just a week away from celebrating her 85th birthday. She was born on April 10, 1932.
IANS reports that Kishori Amonkar's body has been kept at an auditorium for people to pay their last respects. Her funeral will be held at Shivaji Park Crematorium.
(With PTI and IANS inputs)

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