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Singer Prabha passed away

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After the death of Ustad Rashid Khan, the world of classical music suffered another shock. Indian classical musician Prabha Atre passed away. The singer of the Kirana genre died at her home in Pune on January 13. He was 92 years old at the time of his death. The last rites of the artist will be completed next Tuesday.

According to the musician’s family sources, Prabha Atre suffered a heart attack while sleeping at around 3:30 am on Saturday morning. According to Hindustan Times, the artist was rushed to Deenath Mangeshkar Hospital after he did not respond. But by that time the artist died. Meanwhile, he was scheduled to perform in Mumbai today (Saturday).

He learned classical music from Sureshbabu Mane and Hirabai Badodekar of the Kirana gharana. He himself acknowledged the influence of two other greats in the world of music, Aamir Khan for Khayal and Barre Ghulam Ali Khan for Thumri, in his singing. He also received formal training in the Kathak dance style. After Bhimsen Joshi, Prabha Atra had a special contribution to the kirana genre.

He received India’s Padma Shri in 1990 and Padma Bhushan in 2002 for his contribution to music. India honored him with the Padma Vibhushan in 2022.


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