Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Zohrabai Ambalewali

Today is the death anniversary of Zohrabai Ambalewali, an Indian Classical and playback 0 Ki Ladki, her first success came with the 1944 film Rattan, in which her songs like 'Akhiyan Mila ke Jiya Bharana ke Chale Nahin Jana..' & ' Diwali Ayi Hai ....' catapulted her to fame.She also sang in films Anmol Ghadi,Mela and Jadoo.She was a part of the group that sang ' Aahen Na Bharin, Shikwe Na Kiye Kuchh Bhi Na Zubaan see Kaam liya' for the 1945 film Zeenat, which was the first ever Qawwali recorded entirely in female voices.A contemporary of Amirbai Karnataki and Raj Kumari, between 1933 and 1952, she also sang for films like Geet, Sohni Mahiwal, Mahal, Kashmir, Usha Kiran & Parbat Par Apna Dera Hai and left a treasure of wonderful melodies.
She died this day in 1990, aged 71.
Our humble tributes !

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