Gangubai Hanagal: A light goes out of our lives

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churumuri records with regret the passing away of the Hindustani maestro, the leading light of the kirana gharana, Gangubai Hanagal, in Hubli this morning. She was 97 years old.

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Photograph: Saggere Ramaswamy / Karnataka Photo News

This award-winning picture of Gangubai with the sultan of the shehnai, Ustad Bismillah Khan, was shot at the Sri Rama Navami music festival Bangalore in 1993.