Kishori Amonkar was one of the leading female Indian Classical Vocalist. She was born on April 10, 1932, in Bombay, India. Hindustani Classical Music was one of her main genres. She passed away on April 3, 2017, at the age of 84. She started her music training under her mother, Mogubai kurdikar, who was also a classical vocalist. Her mother was an exacting teacher; she taught her the phrases and made kishori repeat them.
In the early stage of her career, she usually traveled with her mother to her performances. She started receiving vocal lessons at a young age in Hindustani classical music from Anjanibai Malpekar. She later in her life received tutorials from several other gharanas. She had modified her singing style of the Jaipur Gharana by applying features from other gharanas, which was criticized for pushing the boundaries of Jaipur tradition.
She emphasized on emotions and spirituality in her singing. She spoke of music as an art of sublimation, a medium to reach one’s destination. In 2010 she even published a book in Marathi, Swaraartha Ramani, in which she has talked about her views on music and practice. Amonkar is also a part of the documentary ‘Bhinna Shadja,’ directed by