Shobha Gurtu

Singer, Artist
Born: Feb 08, 1925
Death: Sep 27, 2004
 

Shobha Gurtu (born as Bhanumati Shirodkar on 8 February 1925) was a light Hindustani classical singer who came to be known as the ‘Thumri Queen’.

Hailing from Belgaum, Karnataka, it was her mother, danseuse Menekabai Shirodkhar, who gave her basic training in music. Formally, she began her training with Ustad Bhurji Khan, the son of Ustad Alladiya Khan who founded the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. Her other gurus included Ustad Natthan Khan and Ustad Ghamman Khan. She adopted the name ‘Shobha Gurtu’ post marriage. One of her sons is a renowned percussionist Trilok Gurtu.

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Awards


 
    Individual Awards:
  • 2002 - Government Of India - Padma Bhushan

Discography


Non Film


 


Film


 

Singer

Badi Khubsoorat Hai Aamad Tumhari Badi Khubsoorat Hai Aamad Tumhari
   
Album: Aakhir (Khoon Aur Sazaa)
Singer: Shobha Gurtu
Music Director: Jimmy
Lyricist: Abhilash
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Kahin Ho Na Muhalle Mein Halla Kahin Ho Na Muhalle Mein Halla
 
Album: Chowki No. 11
Singer: Shobha Gurtu
Music Director: Sonik - Omi
Lyricist: V.K. Sobti
Genre: Sugam, Hindi Folk
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Pyala Hothon Tak Pahuncha To Pyala Hothon Tak Pahuncha To
  • Album: Duniyadari
    Singer: Mohammed Rafi, Shobha Gurtu, Anwar, Khan Sahab, Nasim Chopra
    Music Director: Shankar - Jaikishan
    Lyricist: M.G. Hashmat
    Genre: Filmi, Sufi/Qawwali
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    Balamua Ab To Najar Nahin Aate Balamua Ab To Najar Nahin Aate
     
  • Album: Kanoon Aur Mujrim
    Singer: Shobha Gurtu
    Music Director: C. Arjun
    Lyricist: Asad Bhopali
    Genre: Hindustani, Sugam
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    Bedardi Ban Gaye Koi Bedardi Ban Gaye Koi
  • Album: Phagun
    Singer: Shobha Gurtu
    Music Director: S.D. Burman
    Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
    Genre: Hindustani, Sugam
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