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Siddheswari Devi

Hindustani Vocalist

Born in Varanasi in 1903, Siddheswari Devi is considered to be one of the four pillars of Hindustani light classical music; others being Rasoolan Bai, Badi Moti Bai and Begum Akhtar. She learnt music from Pandit Siyaji Maharaj, Ustad Rajab Ali Khan, Ustad Inayat Khan and Pandit Bade Ramdasji. A renowned exponent of Thumri an Dadra, she was also well known for her unique presentation of Khayal. She was awarded President's Award in 1966. Siddheswari Devi died in 1977.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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