अन्नपूर्णा देवी

अन्नपूर्णा देवी
Born: April 27, 1927
in Madhya Pradesh
Annapurna Devi (IAST: Annapūrṇā Devi; 1927 – 13 October 2018) was an Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani classical music. She was given the name 'Annapurna' by former Maharaja Brijnath Singh of the former Maihar Estate (M.P.), and it was by this name that she was popularly known. She was the daughter and disciple of Allauddin Khan, the founder of Maihar gharana, and Madina Bibi and the first wife of the sitar player Ravi Shankar. After her separation from Ravi Shankar, she moved to Bombay and never performed again in public. She remained a private person, yet continued to teach music for free. Her students include many notable disciples including Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nityanand Haldipur and Nikhil Banerjee.
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  • 1991
    Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
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  • 1977
    Padma Bhushan
    • N/A

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