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This is the lowest it has fallen against the dollar since March 2011. which recreates rather than merely recognising such identities, For all the latest Lucknow News,The safe Holi campaign is not complete until we play with these special children, says Gutman These parties are organised with the support of individuals and corporate donors such as Emcure Pharmaceuticals For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sadanand Menon | Published: July 22 2009 4:26 am Related News The passing away of two nonagenarian female vocalists in south India within the space of a week leaves Indian music both Carnatic and Hindustani in a huge deficit DK Pattammalthe legendary Carnatic singer who passed away at ninety last weekand Gangubai Hanagal96who breathed her last on Tuesdayrepresented the purest aspect of classicism in their respective disciplines Gangubai Hanagal was bornin 1913in the village of Hanagalin that magical area of Dharwad in Karnataka which has spawned some of the most important Hindustani classical musicians of our time like Sawai GandharvaMallikarjun MansurBasavaraj RajguruKumar GandharvaBhimsen Joshi and such maestros It was also the crucible that groomed the talent of the young Gangubaiwhose mother Ambabai and grandmother Kamalabai were from a devadasi lineage and were Carnatic musicians of repute Gangubais early fascination with Marathi natya sangeetheard from roadside radio relayspersuaded her family to initiate her into Hindustani classical music After early training with local teachers like H Krishnacharya and Dattopant Desaishe was soon apprenticed with the famous Pandit Rambhau Kundgolkarotherwise known as Sawai Gandharva It was a propitious move initiated by a chance meeting with the founder of the Kirana gharanaUstad Abdul Karim Khanwho identified in the young girl the makings of a future musical genius This was to result in a long and sustained training for little Gangubai who would travel the thirty kilometres between Hubli and Kundagol by train for thirteen years before she was permitted to come out on stage It was propitious for her that her gurubhai happened to be Pandit Bhimsen Joshieight years her juniorwho was given the responsibility of escorting Gangubai back to the station every evening The story goes that Bhimsen Joshi would ask her to repeat what she learnt that day from the master and then sing it back to her as a special form of his own riyaaz Gangubai Hanagals autobiography in Kannada Nanna Badukina Haadu (The Song of My Life)published in 2004 and later translated into Englishgives some extraordinary insight into this reticent and withdrawing personality who had a continuous performing life of almost seventy years without a single reported instance of any tantrums or publicity-seeking stunts The autobiography contains a mild social rebuke at the situation of the music world where she says that male musicians go on to become ustaads if they are Muslim or pandits if they are Hindubut women like us remain mere bais? For exampleKesarbai or Mugubai She also made the out-of-the-box suggestion in her book that it is really not possible to produce good music or learn new things when one is disturbed or unhappy She has written that the whole concept of getting lost in music and forgetting the world around is merely a myth created by musicians Gangubai also revealed in her autobiography that during the early years of her musical training she did not receive support outside of her own family and discusses how even urchins sitting on the road would throw cow dung at her or abuse her as gaane wali and how neighbours would bang metal pots and create a din to disturb her riyaaz Despite the limitations imposed by her social contextGangubai represents an interesting community of women musicians who burst into the male bastion of classical music in the 1930s and 1940s and gave an entirely new twist to the cultural contributions towards nation-building musicians like Veena DhanammalSidheshwari DeviKesarbai KerkarMS SubbulakshmiML VasanthakumariDK PattammalBegum Akhtar and so on All her lifeGangubai remained an uncompromising traditionalist sticking to the khayal form with no concessions to any kind of light music like bhajans or thumris or abhangs Gangubai is known best for her rendition of ragas like BhairavAsvariTodiBhimpalasPooryaDhanashriMarwaKedar and Chandrakauns Later female classicists like Kishori Amonkar or Prabha Atre or even Lata Mangeshkar were to revere the contributions of Gangubai Hanagal whichin factconverted the act of listening itself into an art Gangubai Hanagal received some of the top-most honours like the Padma BhushanPadma VibhushanSangeet Natak Akademi awardetcduring her long career Gangubai remained tied to her roots She received the first Sawai Gandharva Memorial National Award at a function at Kundagol in Dharwad district There are many musicians who mighthoweverfeel that nothing short of a Bharat Ratna would have sufficed The 96-year-old developed cardiac and respiratory problems and was hospitalised in Hubli in a critical condition last week When she died on Tuesdayclose family membersincluding her two sons and grand-daughterswere by her side Her passing away today represents the curtain call of an entire epoch of music-making that brought a new meaning to the idea of the nation as a cultural entity The writer is a Chennai-based cultural critic express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: February 23 2017 4:30 pm Cedric Soares and Southampton have had an incredible run in the English League Cup (Source: AP) Top News Southampton defender Cedric Soares believes his experience of winning Euro 2016 with Portugal will help him handle the pressure of facing Manchester United in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday India vs Australia Live Score Cedric played a vital role for his country as they beat hosts France to claim a maiden senior international title last July and is hoping he can help Southampton add more silverware to their 1976 FA Cup triumph when they also beat United “Playing in the Euro 2016 final was very important for me and my career It’s a game that I will always remember” Cedric told the club’s website (wwwsouthamptonfccom) “These kind of games make you stronger as a player make you more prepared for matches where the pressure is so high… to have another final within a year just makes me feel better” Cedric also felt the onus would be on United who have won the League Cup four times to dictate terms on Sunday “Of course we have a little less responsibility for the game than Manchester United They are a very big name in football Everybody knows about them” he added “They have great players and a great squad with a great coach But we must prepare for the game and believe in what we do… We have players who can make a difference” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News

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