Born on 7th October–“Begum Akhtar,Mallika-e-Ghazal”

Begam_AkhtarAkhtari Bai Faizabadi, also known as Begum Akhtar (7 October 1914), was a well known Indian singer of Ghazal,Dadra, and Thumri  genres of Hindustani classical music.She received the Sangeet Natok Akademi Award for vocal music, and was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan (posthumously) by Govt. of India She was given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals).

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