Classical vocalist Gangubai dies
Doyen of Hindustani classical music Gangubai Hanagal died in Hubli on Tuesday at a hospital after a brief illness, the singer is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Gangubai, 97, was put on life support system on Monday night after her condition turned critical and she breathed her last on Tuesday morning, Dr Asho Kalamadani, her physician, said.
The end came at 7.10 am, Gangubai’s grandson Manoj Hanagal said. The singer is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Gangubai was admitted to the hospital on 3rd June but had returned home on 12th July. Two days later, she was again admitted to the hospital after she developed respiratory problems.
Gangubai, one of the most acclaimed exponents of Khyal Gayki of the Kirana gharana, was born in a family of professional musicians in Dharwad in Karnataka.
Winner of the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, she mesmerized fans for over six decades with her melodious voice.