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Last rites of legendary Hindustani classical vocalist Prabha Atre held in Pune

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Pune, Jan 15 (PTI) The last rites of renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Prabha Atre were performed with full state honours at Vaikunth crematorium in Pune on Monday.

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Atre, who represented the Kirana Gharana of Hindustani classical music, passed away early Saturday at the age of 92 following a cardiac arrest at her residence here.

District collector Rajesh Deshmukh laid a wreath on the mortal remains, while the final journey was attended by people from all walks of life.

Born on September 13, 1932, Atre was a multi-faceted personality. Besides being a classical vocalist, she also excelled as an academician, researcher, composer and author. A science and law graduate, she had a doctorate in music.

She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the nation's second-highest civilian honour, in January 2022. She was earlier honoured with the Padma Shri award in 1990 and the Padma Bhushan in 2002. PTI SPK BNM BNM

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