Hindustani classical music, Musical Artist
Who is Annapurna Devi?
Annapurna Devi, born Roshanara Khan on 23 April 1927, is an Indian surbahar player of Hindustani Classical Music. She is the daughter and disciple of Allauddin Khan, the founder of Maihar gharana, and was married to sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, also one of her father's disciples from 1941 to 1962. After her divorce, she never performed in public, moved to Mumbai, became a recluse and started teaching. Over the years she has had notable disciples: Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nikhil Banerjee, Amit Bhattacharya and Pradeep Barot.
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