Hindustani classical singer Malini Rajurkar passed away at the age of 82

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Renowned Hindustani classical singer Malini Rajurkar has passed away at the age of 82.

An Overview of the News

  • Malini Rajurkar was known for her simplicity and deep artistry in music.

  • He was a notable presence in India's major music festivals including Gunidas Sammelan (Mumbai), Tansen Samaroh (Gwalior), Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav (Pune) and Shankar Lal Mahotsav (Delhi).

  • Malini Rajurkar was highly regarded for her expertise in Tappa and Tarana styles of music.

  • He also ventured into light music and gained popularity for rendering Marathi Natyageet and other compositions.

  • Born in 1941 in Ajmer, Rajasthan, she received her musical education at Ajmer Sangeet College under the guidance of Govindrao Rajurkar and Vasantrao Rajurkar, who later became her husband.

  • She was an exponent of the Gwalior Gharana and was known for her mastery of the'Khayal' and 'Tappa' styles in Hindustani classical music.

Differences in Classical Music in India: Hindustani and Carnatic Traditions

  • In India, there is a historical perspective that music was unified by the 13th century AD.

  • After this period, it began to split into two distinct forms: Hindustani and Carnatic classical music.

  • The Government of India officially recognizes these two classical music traditions.

  • Carnatic classical music is mainly practiced in the southern Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

  • Renowned Carnatic singer M.S. Subbalakshmi comes from this tradition.

  • In the rest of India, classical music is called Hindustani music.

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