Gavari Devi

Born in 1921 in a family of traditional musicians of Jodhpur,Shrimati Gavari Devi was trained in Rajasthani folk music by Shrimati Jamunabai and her father Shri Bansilal. Shrimati Gavari Devi began singing professionally while still very young and in the course of a long career has endeared herself to audiences all over Rajasthan. Mand — a traditional song-mould of Rajasthan is her forte, in the rendering of which she has achieved a distinct style. A popular broadcaster, Shrimati Gavari Devi has several gramophone records to her credit. She was honoured by the Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1975 for her excep- tional musicianship. For her eminence in the field of music and her contribution to its enrichment Shrimati Gayari Devi receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Folk Music of Rajasthan for 1986.