Bollywood mourns death of legendary classical singer Kishori Amonkar

New Delhi, Apr 04 (ANI): Legendary Hindustani classical singer Kishori Amonkar passed away after a brief illness late on Monday night. She was 84. According to her family, the renowned singer breathed her last at her home in central Mumbai. Born on 10 April 1932, Amonkar was recognised as one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition. During her singing career which spanned over seven decades, she was honoured as 'Gaan-Saraswati'. Belonging to the 'Jaipur Gharana', she was also conferred the 'Padma Vibhushan' and 'Sahitya Akademi' awards among many others. Here is what Bollywood celebrities had to say: The Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, expressed her grief over the demise of the renowned classical singer. She took to Twitter to post, "Mujhe abhi abhi pata chala ki mahan shastriya gayika Kishori amonkar ji ka swargwas hua,ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Wo ek asaadharan gayika thi.Unke jaane se shastriya sangeet jagat ki bahut haani hui hai.Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti de. ? (I just got to know that famous singer Kishori Amonkar is no more with us. I feel really bad. She was an extremely talented singer. Her demise is a huge loss to the Hindustani classical music. May God bless her soul)" Many other singers and celebrities like Shreya Ghoshal, Shabana Azmi and others too tweeted their thoughts over this huge loss to the world of music. "What a loss Hve been her ardent fan n consider myself fortunate 2 hve lived in a time I cud here Kishori Amonkar sing," wrote Shabana Azmi. Shreya Ghoshal tweeted, "#KishoriAmonkar ji no more. One of my biggest inspirations. Her voice and mellifluous gayaki has been a part of my life since childhood." "RIP the legendary #KishoriAmonkar ji. The world of music, dims without her light," wrote Vishal Dadlani. "RIP #kishoriamonkar Ji ... Say hello to our Guruji #ustadniyazahmedkhan .. please tell him I miss him..," wrote Shekhar Ravjiani. Kailash Kher posted, "One of the greatest singer performer of classical has left this world for her heavenly abode. An institution of music. #RIPKishoriAmonkar." Amonkar even did playback for 1964 movie 'Geet Gaya Patharon Ne' and lent voice for the soundtrack of 1990 film 'Drishti.' However, she reportedly returned to classical music because of her unpleasant experiences with the film industry.