KBC 2021: Who among these musicians of the Maihar Gharana has been the guru of Sitarist Nikhil Banerji, and of Bansuri players Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Nityanand Haldipur?
a) Vasundhara Komkali
b) Annapurna Devi
c) Sunanda Patnaik
d) Veena Sahasrabuddhe
Answer: Annapurna Devi
Annapurna Devi was a Hindustani classical music surbahar
musician from India. Old Maharaja Brijnath Singh of the former Maihar Estate
gave her the name 'Annapurna,' and it was by this name that she was widely
She was the daughter and pupil of Allauddin Khan, the founder of the
Maihar gharana, and Madina Bibi, Ravi Shankar's first wife. She relocated to
Bombay after her divorce from Ravi Shankar and never performed in front of an
audience again. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nityanand Haldipur, and Nikhil Banerjee
are a few of her famous students.
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