Annapurna Devi
Indian musician
Annapurna Devi
Annapurna Devi is an Indian surbahar player of Hindustani Classical Music. She is the daughter and disciple of Allauddin Khan, the founder of Maihar gharana, and was married to sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, also one of her father's disciples from 1941 to 1962. After her divorce, she never performed in public, moved to Mumbai, became a recluse and started teaching, over the years has produced notable disciples like Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nikhil Banerjee and Suresh Vyas
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Dumka accident sparks mob fury
The Times of India - over 3 years
The dead, Prabha Devi, was taking a morning stroll with her friend Annapurna Devi when the truck hit them from behind. Rampurhaat highway passes through Pattabadi village under Sikaripara police station.
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Anna's Deli Closing Siesta Village Location For University Park Move
Bradenton Patch - almost 5 years
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Rich legacy remembered - The Hindu
Google News - over 5 years
Behind these great names lies that of a venerable guru Baba Allauddin Khan and that of his daughter, Annapurna Devi (Maa) whose superior virtuosity and talent has been confined to their humble hearth by force of circumstances
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Reviving Riwaayat - IBNLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
His lineage includes his son Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pt Ravi Shankar, his daughter Annapurna Devi, Pt Tmir Baran, Pt Pannalal Ghosh, Sharan Rani, Nikhil Banerjee, Ustad Bahadur Khan and many more. Pt Basant Kabra took to the stage to pay his homage to
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Odisha Society of the Americas (OSA) 2011 annual convention held in Dallas, Texas - Orissadiary.com
Google News - over 5 years
On the last day of the convention at the General Body Meeting, a new set of officials -Dr. Annapurna Devi Pandey (President), Kuku Das (Vice President), Leena Mishra (Secretary), and Sushant Satpathy (treasurer) took charge of OSA administration for
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RJD to support Congress candidate in Jamshedpur bypoll - IBNLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Welcoming party supremo�s decision, the RJD�s Jharkhand Legislature Party leader Annapurna Devi said "We will inform all the party MLAs and office-bearers to start campaigning for the Congress candidate and ensure his victory
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Exploring a new world of music - Daily News & Analysis
Google News - almost 6 years
Annapurna Devi is a renowned surbahar player and Dr Hemant Desai said he is fortunate to be her disciple. “The surbahar is not that common because it is difficult to play. It's physically a lot bigger than the sitar and heavier so you have to get used
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Babulal Marandi condemns police firing - IBNLive.com
Google News - almost 6 years
RJD�s Legislative Party leader Annapurna Devi said "It seems the coalition partners have no coordination." The chief minister had last night reassured the people that his government would soon bring in an ordinance and housing policy to rehabilitate
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Ali Akbar Khan, Sarod Virtuoso Of Depth and Intensity, Is Dead at 87
NYTimes - over 7 years
Correction Appended Ali Akbar Khan, the foremost virtuoso of the lutelike sarod, whose dazzling technique and gift for melodic invention, often on display in concert with his brother-in-law Ravi Shankar, helped popularize North Indian classical music in the West, died on Thursday at his home in San Anselmo, Calif. He was 87. The cause was kidney
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Annapurna Devi
    FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 54
    In 1982 she married her student Rooshikumar Pandya.
    More Details Hide Details He died in 2013. Annapurna Devi became a very accomplished Surbahar player of the Maihar gharana (school) within a few years of starting to take music lessons from her father. She started guiding many of her father's disciples, Nikhil Banerjee and Bahadur Khan, in classical music as well as in the techniques and intricacies of instrumental performances. Meanwhile, Alauddin Khan's Sitar student Ravi Shankar married Annapurna. (There is no documentary evidence, based on Pandit Jotin Bhattacharya's two vol. Bengali book, Ustad Allauddin Khan o Aamraa. The marriage took place because of the eagerness and proposal of Uday Shankar.). The marriage between Ravi Shankar and Annapurna Devi took place when Ravi was 21 years and Annapurna was 14 years old. She converted to Hinduism upon marriage. The marriage lasted more than two decades, and she gave birth to a son, Shubhendra Shankar (1942–1992), whom she trained in Sitar. Shubhendra Shankar (or "Subho", as he was popularly known) had rigorous training in Sitar under the tutelage of his mother. His father chose to interrupt his musical talim or training and took him to the United States. Shubhendra died at an early age, after a marriage and the birth of three children. Shubhendra did not have a solo career in classical music, but did for a period accompany his illustrious father Ravi Shankar in concerts in the USA and abroad.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1941
    Age 13
    She is the daughter and disciple of Allauddin Khan, the founder of Maihar gharana, and from 1941 to 1962 was married to sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, also one of her father's disciples.
    More Details Hide Details After her divorce, she never performed again in public. She moved to Mumbai, became a recluse and started teaching. Over the years she has had notable disciples: Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nikhil Banerjee, Amit Bhattacharya, Pradeep Barot and Saswatti Saha (Sitar). Annapurna Devi was born on the occasion of chaiti purnima, 16 April 1927 at Maihar, a small princely state of British India (now a part of Madhya Pradesh state of India), where her father Alauddin Khan was a royal court musician at the court of Maharaja Brijnath Singh, who named the newborn girl 'Annapurna'. Devi's father Khan, founder of the "Senia Maihar gharana" or "Senia Maihar School" of Hindustani classical music, was a noted musician and guru of Indian classical music. Her uncles, Fakir Aftabuddin Khan and Ayet Ali Khan, were noted musicians at their native place Shibpur, in the present-day Bangladesh. Her brother Ali Akbar Khan was a legendary Sarod maestro and was considered a "national living treasure" in India and the USA. Her former husband, virtuoso Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, was perhaps the most famous Indian classical musician internationally. Their son, Shubhendra Shankar, also performed as a musician.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Born on April 16, 1927.
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