Friday, 1 July 2016

Veena Sahasrabuddhe is no more

1 July 2016
By Samudri

Celebrated Hindustani classical vocalist Veena Sahasrabuddhe, an exponent of the Gwalior gharana, who had been ailing for a few years, passed away at Pune on Wednesday 29 June.

A Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee, Saharabuddhe was 68 and survived by her husband, son and daughter.

Born at Kanpur on 14 September 1948, Veena
Sahasrabuddhe started her musical lessons with her father, Shankar Shripad Bodas, a sishya of Vishnu Digambar Paluskar.

She later trained with her brother Kashinath Shankar Bodas. Her gurus included Balwantrai Bhatt, Vasant Thakar and Pandit Gajananrao Joshi.

Known for her flawless voice and diction and mastery of raga music, Sahasrabuddhe included the nuances of the Jaipur and Kirana gharanas in her concert singing. 

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