PM Modi & Mamata condole death of Gaan-Saraswati Kishori Amonkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of renowned Indian classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar

author_img IANS Published :  04th April 2017 01:49 PM   |   Published :   |  04th April 2017 01:49 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of renowned Indian classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar.

"Demise of Kishori Amonkar is an irreparable loss to Indian classical music. Deeply pained by her demise. May her soul rest in peace," the Prime Minister tweeted.

He also shared the film "Bhinna Shadja" that is based on the unparalleled contributions of Amonkar. 

"The works of Kishori Amonkar will always remain popular among people for years to come," Modi said.

Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also condoled the death of the renowned Indian classical singer.

"Saddened at the passing of legendary vocalist Kishori Amonkarji. This is a great loss for Indian classical music," Banerjee tweeted.

According to Bappa Sen, organiser of the prestigious Dover Lane Music Conference, the annual classical music festival held in Kolkata in January, the music legend had performed at least five times at the event.

"She was quite moody. But we never had any unpleasant experience with her. The last time she was with us was around 1998-1999. We tried to get her to perform again but were unable to do so," Sen told IANS.

Amonkar, 84, passed away in Mumbai on Monday night after a brief illness.

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