Dattatreya Vishnu Paluskar was the son of the great Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar but could not learn from his father as he died when Dattatreyaji was only 11 years old. He mainly learnt under the guidance of Pandit Vinayak Rao Patwardhan and become an exceptional vocalist, God-gifted with an extremely sweet voice effortlessly flowing. His rendering of Bhajans is unequalled.
His death is somewhat mysterious as it happened suddenly while returning from a trip in Russia. He was barely 34 years old.
Despite his harsh and nasal voice, his command on svar, tal, rag and his fantastic tans were such that he was one of the greatest vocalist of the twentiest century.
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She was also one of the top-most vocalist of the country. Her brother, Sheshgiri Hangal was a fine tabla player and her daughter, Krishna Hangal, an able disciple of a great mother.
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After living for some time in Darbhanga, she settled in Calcutta. She was famous for her gramophone recordings of thumrees. In D.M. Neuman's book, she is referred to, by W.W. Gaisberg - first representant of the Gramophone Compagny to reach India) - as an armenian jewess who could sing in 20 languages and dialects. 78rpm archives
Girija Devi, a famous vocalist of Banaras, learnt from Sarju Prasad Misra until his death and then from Shreechand Misra. Although she is a fully accomplished khayal singer, she became famous for her rendering of thumrees, dadras, tappas, taranas, bhajans, holi, kajris etc.
She has a distinctive as well as impressive style of her own which is may be most appearent in tans.