Annapurna Devi

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Birthday
23, 1927
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Oct 13, 2018 (91)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1927
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Oct 13, 2018 (91)

About

Sitar player of Hindustani classical music and the daughter of the founder of Maihar gharana. In 1991, she was given the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest award given to artists by the Indian government.

Before Fame

She became an accomplished player after taking sitar lessons from her father.

Trivia

Also an instructor, she was one of the first women gurus in her time.

Family Life

Her father is sitar guru Alauddin Khan and her brother was legendary Sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan. She was married to world famous sitarist Ravi Shankar from 1941 until 1961. They had one child together.

Associated With

As an instructor, she taught renowned disciples such as Hariprasad Chaurasia and Nikhil Banerjee.

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