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Girija Devi Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 8, 2018

Short Biography

Girija Devi was born on 08-05-1929 in Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. She is an Indian Singer & Musician.

Girija Devi Complete Bio & Career

Girija Devi has been gifted with the most mellifluous voice. She is proficient singers of various different genres of Hindustani vocal music like Thumri, Khyal, Chaiti, Kajari and Dadra. But her forte lies in singing the Thumri and Poorab and due to this, Girija Devi is called as the last living queen of thumri.
It was at the tender age of five that Girija Devi began taking lessons in music from teachers like Pandit Sarju Prasad Mishra and Shrichand Mishra. Girija Devi's very first music recital took place in the year 1949 from the Allahabad branch of the All India Radio.
After this, there was another onstage performance at Arrah in the state of Bihar. And both singing performances of Girija Devi were hugely praised. Throughout her glorious singing career, Girija Devi has performed live at numerous regions in India as well as in other parts of the world like at the United States of America, the former USSR and various other European countries. Girija Devi is also an accomplished composer, who has composed a lot of bandishes and thumris. Girija Devi's a genius in her sphere of Indian classical vocal rendition.

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1972 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1989 Arts
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2016 Arts
For her contribution to classical Hindustani music, she was given the Padma Shree in the year 1972 and the Padma Bhushan in 1989 and in 2017, she was conferred with the second highest civilian award that is the Padma Vibhushan award. 

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

She died on 24-10-2017 in Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

DEATHDAY 24 October,2017 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Life's Important Dates Of Girija Devi

Girija Devi Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Girija Devi was 88 years 5 months & 16 days old age.