Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi died in Kolkata. She was 88 years old.
She was considered as the “Queen of Thumri” and fondly called Appa Ji. She was from the “Benaras Gharana”.
Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-
- Girija Devi received the Padma Shri in 1972, the Padma Bhushan in 1989 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016.
- She was born in a zamindar family at a village near Banaras on May 8, 1929.
Source- The Hindu