Kishori Amonkar

Pursuit of perfection

Print edition : April 28, 2017

Kishori Amonkar at a concert organised in Bengaluru in August 2007. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

With Gangubhai Hangal and Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur at the Dr Mallikarjun Mansur Award presentation ceremony in Dharwad in 2007. Photo: BM Kedarnatheshwarswamy

With Begun Parveen Sultana and Pandit Satish Vyas at the Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan in Mumbai in November 2010. Photo: PTI

At home in Mumbai. A February 2016 photograph. Photo: Prashant Nakwe

President Pratibha Patil presenting the Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship to Kishori Amonkar in New Delhi on September 28, 2010. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Kishori Amonkar (1932-2017) innovated delightfully, even intrepidly, on stage and was never averse to pushing boundaries. Yet, she never played to the gallery.
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