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Gender Benders

Bangalore-based Akkai Padmashali was drawn to Carnatic classical music when she was 14. Her grandmother, a vocalist herself, taught music to the neighbouring children. But when Padmashali wanted to learn, her grandmother refused to teach. "She was slowly becoming aware of my transgender identity and was forcing me to play with boys. But I wanted to learn," says Padmashali, who was also turned away by her teacher, felt that her presence made other disciples uncomfortable. But Padmashali went back to a recording that she had heard many years ago. It was MS Subbulaxmi's recital o ... Read more »

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Monday, June 10, 2013 08:49:20 PM (IST)

Udupi: Renowned musician Rajani Hebbar (30) loses battle with cancer

Udupi, Jun 10: Ranjani Hebbar (30), a renowned Carnatic classical music performer, breathed her last on Sunday June 9 night at Manipal Hospital, after battling cancer for a brief period.

Ranjani, a native of Dakshina Kannada, was the daughter of botany professor, Aravind Hebbar and Vasanthalaxmi. After being detected with uterus cancer, she had been adm ... Read more »

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CHENNAI, June 10, 2013

Carnatic vocalist Ranjani Hebbar Guruprasad died on Sunday in her hometown Udupi, after a prolonged battle with cancer. One of the bright young talents in Carnatic music, 31-year old Ranjani, a native of Dakshina Kannada, was the daughter of Vasanthalakshmi and Aravinda Hebbar. Initially trained by her parents and Madhoor Balasubramaniam, Ms. Ranjani at a young age became the first disciple of Carnatic vocalist S. Sowmya and also learnt from Sowmya's father, Srinivasan. Later she came und ... Read more »

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