Veteran classical singer Girija Devi dies at 88

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 24, 2017, 05:48 PM(IST)

Doctors at Kolkata's BM Birla Nursing Home said the cause of death was a cardiac arrest. Photograph:( ANI )

The veteran classical singer Girija Devi died in Kolkata on Tuesday night. 

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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. 

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