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Gangubai Hangal

Hindustani Vocalist

Gangubai Hangal, a gifted as well as the senior-most Hindustani classical vocalist, was born in Hangal, north Karnataka, in 1913. She was born in a family of musicians; her mother, Amambai, was a renowned Carnatic classical vocalist. Gangubai became a distinguished singer under the guidance of Sawai Gandharva. She was honored with a number of prestigious awards such as Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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