New Delhi : Legendary Hindustani classical singer and Padma Vibhushan-award winner Kishori Amonkar passed away at the age of 84 at her home in Mumbai last night.
She is one of the most well-known and revered singers in the Hindustani tradition and was known for being an innovator in the Jaipur gharana.
Throughout her singing career, Amonkar was both praised and also criticised for her experiments with the Jaipur tradition of singing.
Right after her demise, several playback singers from the Hindi film industry took to Twitter to express their sorrow and grief.
Shreya Ghoshal wrote, "Kishori Amonkar ji no more. One of my biggest inspirations. Her voice and mellifluous gayaki has been a part of my life since childhood."
Kailash Kher wrote, "One of the greatest singer performer of classical has left this world for her heavenly abode. An institution of music."
Last but not the least, this is what Lata Mangeshkar had to say: "Mujhe abhi abhi pata chala ki mahan shastriya gayika Kishori amonkar ji ka swargwas hua,ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Wo ek asaadharan gayika thi.Unke jaane se shastriya sangeet jagat ki bahut haani hui hai.Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti de."