Classical music doyenne Annapurna Devi no more

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Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi died at Breach Candy Hospital here on Saturday morning, a hospital source said. She was 89.

“She died on Saturday morning,” a Breach Candy Hospital’s staff member told IANS.

The Indian ‘surbahar’ player was the daughter and disciple of sarod exponent Allauddin Khan.

Singer-composer A.R. Rahman tweeted: “RIP…respect. Annapurna Devi.”

Music producer Durga Jasraj also mourned the death of the former wife of legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar. She posted on Twitter: “The most enigmatic musician Annapurna Deviji passed away leaving a rich legacy, her disciples include the great Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasiaji. Hope her soul will fly high to its destination.”

–IANS

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