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Classical padma awardee singer dr prabha atre passes away

Dr. Prabha Atre Ji was a luminary of Indian classical music, whose work was admired not just in India but across the globe. Her life was a symphony of excellence and dedication. Her efforts have greatly enriched our cultural fabric. Pained by her demise. Condolences to her famPrime Minister condoles demise of renowned classical singer, Dr. Prabha Atre”

         The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the demise of renowned classical singer, Dr. Prabha Atre”


Prabha Atre (13 September 1932 – 13 January 2024) was an Indian classical vocalist from the Kirana gharana. She was awarded all three of the Padma Awards by the Government of India.

She died after experiencing breathing difficulty in the early hours and was taken to Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital. She died from cardiac arrest before reaching the hospital. She had  a cardiac arrest in her sleep at her residence. “She was rushed to Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital, where she was declared dead at 5.30 a.m.,” said a medical source She died on 13 January 2024, at the age of 91.


Her leaving the world is very painful, Indian music will always be indebted to her, I pay my heartfelt tribute to her, and may God give strength to her family to bear this loss,” said Devendra Fadnavis while expressing grief over her demise.

(Posted On: 13 JAN 2024 8:37PM by PIB Delhi)


More information about this prominent classical singer:-

Prabha Atre, born on 13th September 1932, is an eminent Indian classical vocalist in the Hindustani tradition. She belongs to the Kirana gharana, a school of music known for its focus on melodic elaboration and emotional expression.


Atre started her music journey at a young age, initially training under Sureshbabu Mane and subsequently with his sister, Mogubai Kurdikar, both respected figures in Hindustani classical music. Her training under such stalwarts gave her a strong foundation in classical music.


Besides being a renowned performer, Prabha Atre is also an academic, having earned a doctorate in music. Her thesis was on the lesser-known forms of classical vocal music in the Hindustani tradition. This academic pursuit reflects in her music, which is known for its intellectual rigor as well as its aesthetic appeal.


Atre is also a composer and author, having written books on music theory and aesthetics. Her compositions showcase her deep understanding of the Hindustani tradition and her innovative spirit.


Her contributions to Indian classical music have been recognized with several awards, including the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honors. Prabha Atre has not only been a torchbearer of the Kirana gharana but has also worked to evolve the form, blending tradition with innovation. Her life story is one of dedication to art, continuous learning, and sharing her knowledge with future generations.




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