Bindhyabasini Devi
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Bindhyabasini Devi

Bindhyavasini Devi
Died18 April 2006
Kankarbagh, Patna, Bihar, India
OccupationFolk musician
Known forIndian folk music
Shedeveshvar Chandra Verma
ChildrenTwo sons- (Santosh Kumar Sinha and Sudhir Kumar Sinha) and one daughter- (Pushparani Madhu)
AwardsPadma Shri
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship
Ahilya Bai Award

Bindhyavasini Devi (died 2006) was an Indian folk musician and the founder of Vindhya Kala Mandir, a Patna based music academy promoting folk music, Vindhya Kala Mandir is associated with Bhatkhande University, Lucknow for 55 years now.Which is now run by her daughter Pushparani Madhu, son Sudhir Kumar Sinha.[1][2] She was born in Muzzafarpur in the Indian state of Bihar and specialised in Maithili, Bhojpuri and Magahi folk music.[1] She also sang a popular song, Chhote Dulha Ke, in a movie, Vivah Geet[3] and many of her songs have been released in CD format.[4][5][6]

The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri in 1974.[7] The Sangeet Natak Akademi awarded her their annual award in 1991[8][2] and followed it up with Akademi Fellowship in 2006.[9][10] She received the Ahilya Bai Award from the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1998.[1][2] Bindhyavasini Devi died at her Kankarbagh residence on 18 April 2006 at the age of 86, survived by her two sons and a daughter.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Folk singer Bindhyavasini Devi is dead". One India. 18 April 2006. Retrieved 2015.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d "Nitish condoles Bindhyavasini Devi's death". Web India News. 19 April 2006. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Chhote Dulha Ke". Saavn. 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Chhote Dulha Ke 2. Inreco - The Indian Record Mfg Co. 2010. ASIN B00LRY8J6U.
  5. ^ Palki Charal Awe. Inreco - The Indian Record Mfg Co. 2010. ASIN B00LSQ23T6.
  6. ^ "ITunes". ITunes. 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Folk singer Bindhyabasini Devi is dead". One India. 18 April 2006. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna Puraskar". Sangeet Natak Akademi. 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ Mahendra Gaur (2007). Indian Affairs Annual 2005. Gyan Publishing House. p. 2813. ISBN 9788178354347.

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