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Did you know this? Shobha Gurtu was born in Belgaum

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Shobha Gurtu  who specializes in semi classical forms as thumri, dadra, Kajri, Hori etc was born in Belgaum onFebruary 8 1925 with her maiden name “Bhanumati Shirodkar”.

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Her mother Menekabai Shirodkar, a professional dancer, and a ‘gayaki’ disciple of Ustad Alladiya Khan of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana first trained her.

 

She dies in Mumbai on September 27, 2004 (aged 79).

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  1. yeah! wow, …. didnt know this… Her son Trilok Gurtu is one of the most acclaimed percussionist in India… and has toured the world with the most renowned jazz drummers and guitarsists including Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin!!!

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