Classical Singer Gangubai Hangal Is No More
Hindustani music exponent Gangubai Hangal died in Karnataka's Hubli town on Tuesday morning following cardiac and respiratory problems. She was 97.
Hangal died at 7.10 a.m. at the Lifeline Emergency Care Centre in Hubli, about 480 km from Bangalore. Close family members, including her three sons and two daughters, were by her side.
Nagraj Tankasali, director of the private hospital, told that the singer had died of cardiogenic pulmonary oedema.
The doyenne of the Kirana Gharana was awarded India's prestigious civilian honours Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan in 1971 and 2002 respectively.