Smt. Annapurna Devi
Annapurna Devi (born Roshanara Khan; 23 April 1927 – 13 October 2018), was an Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani Classical Music. She was given the name ‘Annapurna’ by former Maharaja Brijnath Singh of the former Maihar Estate (M.P.), and it was by this name that she was popularly known. She was the daughter and disciple of Allauddin Khan, the founder of Maihar gharana, and from 1941 to 1962 was married to sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, also one of her father’s disciples. Over the years she had notable disciples: Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nityanand Haldipur, Nikhil Banerjee, Amit Bhattacharya, Pradeep Barot, Sudhir Phadke, Sandhya Apte and Saswatti Saha (Sitar). She died of age related issues, on 13 October 2018, in Mumbai.