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Dr. Gangubai Hangal
Classical Vocal Music

Born in a family of musicians more than nine decades ago. Initiated into music by her mother Ambabai, renowned for her mastery over 'Carnatic' music. Later Gangubai trained under Sawai Gandharva. Deeply influenced also by Zohrabai, from whom she began learning, as well. She has embellished the "Kirana Gharana" in her own inimitable style. Soon came to be regarded as the queen of Hindustani music.

Goaded by her grandson Manoj Hangal, Gangubai set up a museum in Hubli. The museum chronicles not only her accomplishments, but presents rare glimpses of fellow musicians.

Recipient of many prestigious awards. The Padma Bhushan. The Padma Vibhushan. The Tansen Award. The Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

When the Karnataka University conferred a doctorate on her, bemused, she said - "I haven't studied beyond Class V".

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