Shobha Gurtu Biography in English Pdf Life Story 1925-2004

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Shobha Gurtu Biography in English Pdf Life Story Famous Songs is decribed in this post of Online sangeet. Read Old Indian Singers Lyrics Writers Music Composer Directors Biography .

Birth Details –

Place – Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Date of Birth – 8 February 1925

Zodiac Sign – Aquarius

Marital Status – Married

Nationality – Indian



Shobha Gurtu Life Story in English Pdf

Physical Appearance –

Eye Color – Black

Hair Color – Black

Family –

Mother  – Menekabai Shirodkar

Husband – Vishwanath Gurtu

Son – Ravi, Trilok and Narendra.

Teacher  – Ustad Bhurji Khan

Personal life –

Bhanumati Shirodkar was born in Belgaum. Her mother, Menekabai Shirodkar, was a professional dancer.

Menakabai was a ‘gayaki’ disciple of Ustad Alladiya Khan of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. It was from her that Shobha received her training in music from a very young age.

Shobha married Vishwanath Gurtu, a Kashmiri Brahmin gentleman from a good family, and became known as Shobha Gurtu.

The couple were blessed with three sons, Ravi, Trilok and Narendra. Their eldest son, Ravi Gurtu, was a rhythm player. Another son, Trilok Gurtu is a famed percussionist.

Career –

Shobha Gurtu performing in a concert

Though Shobha’s formal music training began with ‘Ustad Bhurji Khan’, the youngest son of Ustad Alladiya Khan.

she was still a younger girl, and seeing her talent, Ustad Bhurji Khan’s family immediately took a liking of her, and she started spending long hours with them.

Shobha Gurtu specialised in semi classical forms as thumri, dadra, Kajri, Hori etc

She was particularly influenced by singer Begum Akhtar and Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.

She also performed music in Marathi and Hindi cinema.

As a playback singer, she first worked in Kamaal Amrohi’s film, Pakeezah (1972)

She earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Saiyyan Rooth Gaye” from the hit film Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978).

Over the years, she travelled all over the world for concerts, including one at the Carnegie Hall, New York City, performing alongside musical greats and, Pt. Birju Maharaj.

Her album of gazal “Tarz” along with Mehdi Hassan was popular.

Awards –

YearAwards
1987Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
1987Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar
1987Shahu Maharaj Puraskar
1987Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar
 National Awards
2002Padma Bhushan

Shobha Gurtu Famous Songs –

  • Yaad Piya Ki Aaye
  • Saiyan Rooth Gaye
  • Sawan Ki Ritu
  • Ughadya Punha Jahalya Jakhma Uratalya
  • Najariya Lagey Nahin
  • Thumri
  • Saiyan Doli Leke Aaye
  • Sooraj Mukh Na Jaibe
  • Nathaniya Ne Hay Ram
  • Majhiya Priyala Preet
  • Chaitar ChunariRangaa
  • Garmiye Hasrate Na Kam Se Jal Jaten Hai
  • Pikalya Panacha Deth
  • Chhai Ghata GhanGhor
  • Darogah Ji Se Kahiyeo
  • Main To Khelungi
  • Thade Rahiyo
  • Mori Choro Dagaria Ho Shyam
  • Bin Gopal Bairan Bhaee
  • Aaj Biraj Mein Holi Re Rasiya – Kaharwa Tala
  • Kit Gaye Bawari Bana Ke
  • Kanhaiya Se Kaiyo Mori Ram Ram
  • Bandhan Bandho Raag Bhopali
  • Sejariya Kaise Aaun
  • Sawan Ki Ritu Ayee Re Sajaniya – Kaharwa Tala
  • Magh Mein Shyam
  • Humri Atariyape Aajare
  • Kun Janmen Dadhi Bechen Gayi
  • Aaj Biraj Mein
  • Najariya Lagey Nahin Kahin Aur

Other Information  –

Death – 27 September 2004

Place – Mumbai, India

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Question Related to Shobha Gurtu

What is the Date of Birth And Place of Shobha Gurtu ?

8 February 1925,Belgaum, Karnataka, India

What are the Famous songs of Shobha Gurtu ?

Yaad Piya Ki Aaye
Saiyan Rooth Gaye
Sawan Ki Ritu
Ughadya Punha Jahalya Jakhma Uratalya
Najariya Lagey Nahin
Thumri
Saiyan Doli Leke Aaye
Sooraj Mukh Na Jaibe
Nathaniya Ne Hay Ram
Majhiya Priyala Preet
Chaitar ChunariRangaa
Garmiye Hasrate Na Kam Se Jal Jaten Hai
Pikalya Panacha Deth
Chhai Ghata GhanGhor
Darogah Ji Se Kahiyeo
Main To Khelungi
Thade Rahiyo
Mori Choro Dagaria Ho Shyam
Bin Gopal Bairan Bhaee
Aaj Biraj Mein Holi Re Rasiya – Kaharwa Tala
Kit Gaye Bawari Bana Ke
Kanhaiya Se Kaiyo Mori Ram Ram
Bandhan Bandho Raag Bhopali
Sejariya Kaise Aaun
Sawan Ki Ritu Ayee Re Sajaniya – Kaharwa Tala
Magh Mein Shyam
Humri Atariyape Aajare
Kun Janmen Dadhi Bechen Gayi
Aaj Biraj Mein
Najariya Lagey Nahin Kahin Aur

What is the name of Shobha Gurtu Mother ?

Menekabai Shirodkar

Who is Shobha Gurtu Husband ?

Vishwanath Gurtu

When did Shobha Gurtu die?

27 September 2004,Mumbai, India

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