Indian Classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away at 84
Renowned classical singer Kishori Amonkar passed away shortly before midnight, family sources said on Tuesday.She was 84 and breathed her last at her Dadar west home.
In her singing career spanning seven decades, she was revered as 'Gaan-Saraswati'. Belonging to the Jaipur Gharana, she was conferred the Padma Vibhushan and Sahitya Akademi Award among many others.
A widow, she is survived by two sons and grandchildren.
Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar said she was deeply pained to hear about Amonkar's demise. "She was a unique and extraordinary classical singer. Her demise spells a huge loss for the world of music."
Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and expressed his condolences.
"Demise of Kishori Amonkar is an irreparable loss to Indian classical music. Deeply pained by her demise. May her soul rest in peace", he tweeted.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday evening at Shivaji Park Crematorium.
(With IANS Inputs)