- "Deeply pained by her demise," tweeted PM Modi
- Kishori Amonkar was revered as 'Gaan-Saraswati'
- Her funeral will be held at Shivaji Park Crematorium in Mumbai
Here are some of the tweets:
Demise of Kishori Amonkar is an irreparable loss to Indian classical music. Deeply pained by her demise. May her soul rest in peace.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 4, 2017
The works of Kishori Amonkar will always remain popular among people for years to come. https://t.co/iGFxmy8Mlj— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 4, 2017
Mujhe abhi abhi pata chala ki mahan shastriya gayika Kishori amonkar ji ka swargwas hua,ye sunke mujhe (cont) https://t.co/Wwt1852sre— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) April 3, 2017
Posting a picture of Kishori Amonkar on Twitter, Shabana Azmi wrote, "What a loss Hve been her ardent fan n consider myself fortunate 2 hve lived in a time I cud here Kishori Amonkar sing (sic)."
What a loss Hve been her ardent fan n consider myself fortunate 2 hve lived in a time I cud here Kishori Amonkar sing pic.twitter.com/TNrWhJcKvH— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) April 3, 2017
#KishoriAmonkar ji no more. One of my biggest inspirations. Her voice and mellifluous gayaki has been a part of my life since childhood.— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) April 4, 2017
Have had the fortune of listening to her live n meeting her. Never can forget that day. My biggest wish was that I could learn music frm her— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) April 4, 2017
It's a sad day for all music lovers. Indian classical music lost one of the most treasured artist today.— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) April 4, 2017
One of my most fave singers passed away leaving a big void in the classical music genre.Kishori Amonkar was an outstanding musician-sad loss— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) April 4, 2017
One of the greatest singer performer of classical has left this world for her heavenly abode. An institution of music. #RIPKishoriAmonkar— Kailash Kher (@Kailashkher) April 4, 2017
In her career spanning for over seven decade, Kishori Amonkar was called 'Gaan-Saraswati.' She provided playback for songs in the film Geet Gaya Patharon Ne. She received the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. She was also the recipient of the Rashtrapati Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Sangeet Samragni Award, among others.
(With PTI and IANS inputs)