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Indian classical singer dies aged 97

23rd July 2009

Indian classical vocalist Gangubhai Hangal has died aged 97, following a respiratory illness.

The Hindustani classical musician was put on life support on July 21st after her condition became critical, having been admitted to hospital a week ago.

Speaking to the Business Standard, her physician Dr Asho Kalamadani said: 'She recovered from two mild heart attacks at night.

'However, the attack that came at 07:10 (local time) claimed her life.'

Ms Hangal was born in 1913 and was renowned for her distinctive vocal tone.

She won a number of awards, including the Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy Award in 1962, the Padma Vibushan in 2002 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1973.

The singer is survived by her two sons and a daughter.

It follows the death of another high profile Indian singer, DK Pattammal, last week.

Ms Pattammal, who was renowned for her southern Indian classical music, was 90 when she passed away.

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