RTIwala Explains: Girija Devi (8 May 1929 – 24 October 2017) was an eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee. She passed away at Kolkata’s BM Birla Heart Research Centre hospital on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest. She was 88 and survived by a daughter. She was much acclaimed Indian classical singer of the Seniya and Banaras gharanas. She performed classical and light classical music and helped elevate the profile of thumri. She died on 24 October 2017. Considered as the queen of Thumri and fondly called Appa ji, Girija Devi was put on life…Click here for reuse options!
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