Begum Akhtar’s pupil Shanti Hiranand dies at 87

Padma Shri recipient and disciple of Begum Akhtar, noted Indian vocalist Shanti Hiranand passed away early Friday morning in Gurugram. She was 87. The classical musician and writer, known for her proficiency as a ghazal singer, also authored ‘Begum Akhtar: The Story of My Ammi’, a biographical work on renowned ghazal singer.

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