Classical vocalist Gangubai Hangal passes away

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Hubli (Karnataka), July 21 (ANI): Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Gangubai Hangal passed away at a hospital here on Tuesday after a brief illness.

Hangal, 97, is survived by two sons and a daughter.

According to doctors, she was put on life support on Monday night and breathed her last on Tuesday morning.

Born in 1913, Hangal was a classical singer of the Kirana Gharana. She studied under Sawai Gandharva. Her autobiography is titled Nanna Badukina Haadu (The Song Of My Life).

She began her concert career with a performance at the Bombay Music Circle in 1933.

She was bestowed with several honours, including the Padma Bhushan, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Tansen Samman. (ANI)

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