It’s very saddening to know classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away at her Mumbai residence on April 3. Kishori Amonkar, who was born to renowned vocalist Mogubai Kurdikar and Madhavdas Bhatiya on April 10, 1932, sadly passed away just a few days before her 85th birthday.
As per reports, Kishori Amonkar died after a brief illness at her residence in Mumbai. However, her work and her amazing voice will always be a memory for all. Her distinctive style had become her signature and the ways she spread out her knowledge of music and arts through her classical songs.
Kishori Amonkar has excelled in classical ‘khayal’ songs set in the ragas of Hindustani music and has also performed classical ‘thumri’ and ‘bhajan’, which were her forte. She had even tried her hands as a playback singer for 1964 movie, ‘Geet Gaya Patharon Ne’ but reportedly shifted back to classical music.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis shared his condolence message on Twitter describing her as the “doyen of classical music.”
किशोरीताई आमोणकर यांच्या निधनाने प्रयोगशीलता व संवेदनांना जपणाऱ्या एका ख्यातनाम आणि महान शास्त्रीय गायिकेला आपण मुकलो आहोत.#kishoriamonkar
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 3, 2017
Prime Miniter Narendra Modi also shared his condolence message. He tweeted a video with a caption, “The works of Kishori Amonkar will always remain popular among people for years to come.”
The works of Kishori Amonkar will always remain popular among people for years to come. https://t.co/iGFxmy8Mlj
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 4, 2017
RIP Kishori Amonkar!