Celebrating the yesteryear Nightingales of Indian Music-Score Short Reads
Gangubai Hangal was a rising sensation in the 1930s. She was a Hindustani classical singer of the Kirana Gharana. She shot to fame with her frequent concerts across the country and her recordings that charted repeatedly on the All India Radio! During this period, she had lent her melodic voice to bhajans, Marathi traditional songs, thumris, and khayals. She would, later on, shift her focus completely towards the classical style of Khayal. Though, she started early at the age of 13. Her immediate social circles were reportedly prejudiced towards a career in music at the time. Nevertheless, her passion for music rose above all. She used music against the onslaughts of hypocrisy, injustice, and orthodox mindsets in a regressive part of society.