Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Indian singer and composer, Died at 67


Veena Sahasrabuddhe was born on September 14, 1948, and died on June 29, 2016.

He was a leading Indian vocalist and composer of Hindustani classical music.

Veena’s styles of inging had its roots in Gwalior gharana, but it also borrowed from Jaipur and Kirana gharanas.

She was known as a singer of khyal and bhajan.

She was born in a musical family.

Veena’s father Shankar Shripad Bodas was a disciple of vocalist Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar.

Veena began her early musical education under her father, and then under her brother Kashinath Shankar Bodas.

Sahasrabuddhe also learned Kathak dancing in her childhood.

Her musical mentors included Padmashri Balwantrai Bhatt, Pandit Vasant Thakar, and Pandit Gajananrao Joshi.

Sahasrabuddhe gained a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance, Sanskrit Literature, and English Literature from Kanpur University (1968), a master’s degree (Sangeet Alankar) in Vocal Performance from A.B.G.M.V. Mandal (1969), and also master’s degree in Sanskrit from Kanpur University (1979).

The A.B.G.M.V. Mandal conferred on her a doctorate in vocal music (Sangeet Praveen) in 1988.

For several years she was the Head of the Department of Music at SNDT Pune campus.

Sahasrabuddhe was a renowned vocalist, she performed all over India and in several countries around the world.

She died from Parkinson’s disease.

Veena Sahasrabuddhe passed away at 67 yrs old.