I present to you, Sir, Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar.
Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar, an eminent vocalist of the Atroli- Jaipur gharana, was born in 1904 at Kurdi, Goa. At a very early age she received her training from Ustad Alladiya Khan of Jaipur Gharana. She was also a pupil of Ustads Hyder Khan and Vilayat Hussein Khan. Smt. Kurdikar is known for an authentic rendering of the style of her gharana in a vast repertoire of rare ragas and the complex patterns of tans. She is also a very distinguished teacher, having trained many vocalists. She has been a highly respected concert musician for decades.
For her eminence in the field of music and her contribution to its enrichment, Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Vocal Music.