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Name  Lakshmi Shankar
Children  Viji Subramaniam
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Died  December 30, 2013, California, United States
Grandchildren  Bindu Subramaniam, Gingger Shankar, Ambi Subramaniam, Dr Narayana Subramaniam
Albums  Bhakti Ras, A Life Of Dedication, Amrut Ras
Similar People  Viji Subramaniam, Zakir Hussain, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Manna Dey, Rashid Khan

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Lakshmi Shankar (born Lakshmi Sastri, 16 June 1926 – 30 December 2013) was a noted Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana. She was known for her performances of khyal, thumri, and bhajans. She was the sister-in-law of sitar player Ravi Shankar and the mother-in-law of violinist L. Subramaniam (her daughter Viji (Vijayashree Shankar) Subramaniam being his first wife).

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Biography

Born in 1926, Lakshmi started her career in dancing. In 1939, when Uday Shankar brought his dance troupe to Madras (recently renamed Chennai), she joined the Almora Centre to learn Shankar’s dance style based on the Indian classics, and became a part of the troupe. In 1941, she married Uday Shankar's brother, Rajendra (nicknamed Raju).

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During a period of illness, Lakshmi had to give up dancing, and already having had a background of Carnatic music, she undertook learning Hindustani classical music for many years under Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan. Later, she also trained with Ravi Shankar, the sitar maestro and youngest brother of Rajendra and Uday.

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In 1974, Lakshmi performed in Europe as part of Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India. Late that same year, she toured North America with Shankar and George Harrison, who produced the Shankar Family & Friends album (1974), including the pop single "I Am Missing You" with vocals by Lakshmi. Following Ravi Shankar's heart attack during the tour, she conducted his ensemble of musicians.

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Lakshmi has shown her versatility and adaptability by composing music for Bharatanatyam for the leading dance company Shakti School of Bharatanatyam, located in Los Angeles.

Shankar died on 30 December 2013 in California.

Discography

LP Records

  • The Voice of Lakshmi Shankar - World Pacific, USA
  • Les Heures et les Saisons - Ocora 558615/16, France
  • Compact Discs

  • Les Heures et les Saisons - Ocora, France
  • Songs of Devotion - Auvidis (Ethnic), France
  • Live Concert from Los Angeles - Ravi Shankar Music Circle, USA
  • Jai Uttal Footprints, featuring Lakshmi Shankar and Don Cherry - Triloka, Los Angeles, Ca, ©1990
  • Live in London - Navras, UK (Cat No NRCD0006)
  • Bhakti Ras - Navras, UK (Cat No NRCD0056)
  • Shringar: Thumris - Music Today, India
  • Ecstasy - Audiorec (Cat No 1052-2)
  • Divine Love - Navras UK (Cat No NRCD3515)
  • A life of dedication - Navras UK (Cat No NRCD0202)
  • Dancing in the Light - World Village (Cat No 468049)
  • Cassettes

  • Live in London - Navras, UK
  • Bhakti Ras - Navras, UK
  • Songs of the Seasons - Music Today, India
  • Shringar: Thumris - Music Today, India
  • Thumris - HMV - India
  • Lakshmi Shankar Vocal with Zakir Hussain and L. Subramaniam - HMV, India
  • Songs

    Hey Govinda Hey Gopala
    Prabhu Teri Mahima
    Hari Tum Haro
    Ab Jago Mohan Pyarey
    Vaishnava Jana
    Mati Kahe Kumbhar Se
    Ab To Madhav Mohe Ubar
    Na Jao Piya Pardes
    Kahe Kanha Karat Barjori
    Darshan Dena Pran Piyare
    Raga Simmendra Madhyam
    Bhajan de Jugalapriya
    Nath Anathan Ki Sudh Leeje
    Jab Se Tune Bansi Bajai Re
    Sajanwa Jaagi Sari Rain
    Saawan Maas Ayo Ri Sajni
    Ayee Ayee Ritu Basant
    Barsan Lagi Kari Badariya
    Holi Khelat Banwari
    Maya Bhara Raati
    Bhajan de Mira: Raga bhairavi
    Abki Tek Hamari
    Bhajan de Surdas: Raga megh
    Jai Laxmi Ramana Aarti
    Ampel'a
    Prabhuji Tum Chandan - Rag Ahiran
    Brindaban Mahi Muraliya Bajawe Murari
    Nindiya Na Aye Sham
    Raga khafi
    Bani Teri Bindiya
    Baithi Sonche Brij-Baam
    Payo Ji Maine Ram Rattan Dhan Paayo

    References

    Lakshmi Shankar Wikipedia


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