Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi died at Breach Candy Hospital here on Saturday morning, a hospital source said. She was 89.
“She died on Saturday morning,” a Breach Candy Hospital’s staff member.
The Indian ‘surbahar’ player was the daughter and disciple of sarod exponent Allauddin Khan.
Singer-composer A.R. Rahman tweeted: “RIP…respect. Annapurna Devi.”
Music producer Durga Jasraj also mourned the death of the former wife of legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar. She posted on Twitter: “The most enigmatic musician Annapurna Deviji passed away leaving a rich legacy, her disciples include the great Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasiaji. Hope her soul will fly high to its destination.”