KISHORI AMONKAR Biography - Famous Poets and dancers


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Considered by many as the finest female vocalist of her generation, Kishori Amonkar has been blessed with a naturally melodious voice. The distinguishing feature of her performance is the effortlessness with which she presents ragas. Her renderings keep intact the tradition of the Jaipur Gharana without being tradition bound,thus winning the acclaim of purists as well as laymen.


Born in 1931, Kishori Amonkar is the daughter of Smt. Mogubai who herself was a renowned vocalist of the Jaipur Atrauli Gharana. Kishori Amonkar Trained under her mother, thus imbibing the distinct traditions of her ‘Gharana’. She ventured into light-classical music as well, without making any compromises on the principles of her ‘Gharana’. She has sung for films too and composed music for the film ‘Drishti’. Among the numerous awards bestowed upon her are the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, the Padma Bhushan and the prestigious Sangeet Samradhini Award.