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Manik Varma

Manik Varma Indian singer

Indian singer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Indian singer
Was Actor Singer Musician Composer
From India
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 16 May 1926, Pune, India
Death 10 November 1996 (aged 70 years)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Family
Children: Bharati AchrekarVandana GupteRani Varma
Instruments:
Voice
The details
Biography

Manik Varma (16 May 1926 – 10 November 1996) was an Indian classical singer from the Kirana and Agra gharanas (singing styles).

Career

Besides the pure classical khyal, she also sang semi-classical and light music like thumri, Marathi Natya Sangeet, Bhavgeet and Bhakti geet (devotional music). She was a disciple of Hirabai Barodekar and Sureshbabu Mane, daughter and son of Abdul Karim Khan, the founder of the Kirana gharana. She took further training from Azmat Hussain Khan "Dilrang" and Jagannathbua Purohit "Gunidas" of Agra gharana.

In April 1955, her songs became part of the Geet Ramayan, a presentation of songs on the Hindu god Rama, a weekly year-long programme by All India Radio (AIR), Pune, along with artists like Lata Mangeshkar, Yogini Joglekar, Usha Atre, Babanrao Navdikar and Sudhir Phadke.

She trained students including Asha Khadilkar and Shaila Datar.

Personal life

Her maiden name was Manik Dadarkar (Devanagari: माणिक दादरकर). Her daughters include Rani Varma, also a singer , Aruna Jaiprakash, Bharati Achrekar, an actor, and Vandana Gupte, a Marathi stage, film and television actor.

Awards

She received the prestigious Padma Shri award from the Government of India in 1974, followed by the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama in 1986.

Legacy

In her memory Manik Varma Pratishthan was established in Mumbai, which also presents Manik Ratna Award and scholarships. It also organises function on the birth and death anniversary of Manik Verma. On her eighth death anniversary, on 12 November 2004, a musical programme Baharla Parijaat Daari was presented by Devgandharva Bakhlebua Trust at Tilak Smarak Mandir in Pune.

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