Thursday, January 17, 2019

Gauhar Jaan

Today is the death anniversary of Gauhar Jaan, an Indian Classical singer. Born Angelina Yeoward, at Azamgarh in North West Provinces of British India on 26 June, 1873, she is credited with being the first singer to have her performance recorded on 78 RPM disc with the Gramophone Company of India.She cut  more than 600 discs in ten languages between 1902 & 1920 and helped popularize Ghazal, Thumri, Dadra, Kajri and Tarana.
She died this day in 1930 aged 56.

Our humble tributes to this pioneer in Hindustani classical singing  !

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