ANJANIBAI MALPEKAR Biography - Famous Poets and dancers


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A Singer who became a goddess of music, Anjanibai Malpekar sang in the court of Rajas and Maharajas of small provinces. In 1958, she receives fellowship from the Sangeet Natak Academy.


Anjanibai Malpekar was born on April 22, 1883, at Pedhana Mahal of Goa. Being born in family of musicians, her inclinational towards music was quite natural. Later she learnt singing from Ustad Nazeer Husain Khan of Rampur. She had a good knowledge of Marathi, English, Hindi, Urdu, Persain and Arabic. She also wrote many Urdu Shayari She gave her first public performance in 1899 in Mazaffarabad of Bombay. With this she became a well- appreciated singer.


Later in her life she lost her voice. But, after two years, she regained her voice by the blessing of a saint from pune. She married an industrialist without informing her family members. But her marital life came to a sad end with the death of her husband in 1927. Then she devotes herself totally to singing. She died in August 1974.