MNA Entertainment Desk: Annapurna Devi, doyenne of classical Hindustani music, died in a Mumbai hospital early Saturday, according to India’s media. She was 92.
She was suffering from age related issues for the past few years, a spokesperson of Annapurna Devi Foundation, Mumbai said. According to Breach Candy hospital officials, Annapurna was declared dead at 3:51am.
Annapurna, who was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan award, third-highest civilian award in India, was popularly addressed as ‘Ma’.
She was born in 1927 in Madhya Pradesh’s Maihar town to Ustad ‘Baba’ Allauddin Khan and Madina Begum and was the youngest of four children. World renowned maestro, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, was her sibling.