Veteran classical singer Girija Devi dies at 88
The veteran classical singer Girija Devi died in Kolkata on Tuesday night.
Veteran classical singer Girija Devi passes away in Kolkata due to cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/odLb0WAuzt— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2017
Doctors at the BM Birla Nursing Home said the cause of death was a cardiac arrest.
She was 88.
Devi, who was from the Seniya and Banaras gharanas, was thought of as the "queen of thumri".
Devi was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, the Padma Bhushan in 1989, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016.