Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday offered his condolences on the passing away of renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar, saying that her demise is an irreparable loss to Indian classical music.
Demise of Kishori Amonkar is an irreparable loss to Indian classical music. Deeply pained by her demise. May her soul rest in peace.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 4, 2017
Posting a youtube link of a film dedicated to the late singer, the Prime Minister tweeted saying 'the works of Kishori Amonkar will always remain popular among people for years to come'.
The classical music legend passed away at 84 in Mumbai on Monday night.
Born in Mumbai in 1932, Amonkar was considered one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and is an innovator of the Jaipur Gharana.
She received a plethora of awards, including the Padma Bhushan in 1987 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2002.