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Google creates doodle to commemorate ghazal queen Begum Akhtar's 103rd birth anniversary

Google creates doodle to commemorate ghazal queen Begum Akhtar's 103rd birth anniversary”

Google doodle in its own way wished the iconic ghazal singer Begum Akhtar on her 103rd Birthday.

Born on October 7, 1914, she was a renowned Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra, and Thumri genres of Hindustani classical music. Later on, the Indian government posthumously awarded her two of the highest awards of the country-Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan for her contribution in the world of music. She was given the title of Malika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals). However, it was after famous poet Sarojini Naidu appreciated her singing during a concert, which was organised to aid the 1934 Nepal-Bihar quake victims, that she was encouraged to continue singing ghazals with more zeal and enthusiasm. Well, on the occasion of this auspicious day, Google has kept her as the doodle of the day.

Beghum Akhtar also acted in few movies.

# She was earlier known as Akhtaribai. Her ghazals even impressed the famous poetess of India, Sarojini Naidu and was appreciated at a concert that was organized for helping victims of Bihar natural disaster. The movie was released in 1942.

In no time, Begum Akhtar became a hit and she moved out from singing in mehfils and private parties to public concert. Due to family restrictions, Begum Akhtar could not sing for nearly five years.

She died on 30 October 1974 in the arms of Nilam Gamadia, her friend, who invited her to Ahmedabad, which has become her final performance. She later succumbed to the illness.

It is said that she gave up singing after she got married, but returned to her art when her health began deteriorating. And was honoured with several awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi award for vocal music, Padma Shri award and Padmbhushan award for her epic performances.

Her death, as many say, was due to the additional pressure she put on herself.



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