‘Queen of Thumri’ Girija Passed Away

Published on October 27, 2017
Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi has passed away at the age of 88.

  • She was considered as the queen of thumri and fondly called Appa-ji.
  • She was a legendary singer of the Benaras gharana.
  • She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, Padma Bhushan in 1989 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016.

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