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Hirabai Barodekar/Hirabai Barodekar
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Hirabai Barodekar has been an artiste of all India repute and leading exponent of the Kirana school of Hindustani music. Gifted with a soft beautiful voice, skilful artistry and attractive presentation which were the highlights of her performances and spoke volumes for her art she was popular in later period as she was in her youth. Born in 1905 at Miraj in Maharashtra, Hirabai was trained by Ustad Waheed Khan and her talented brother Sureshbabu Mane. To Hirabai goes the credit for popularizing classical music amongst the masses. Although khayal singing was her forte, Hirabai excelled in thumri and bhajan as well. Hirabai had also distinguished herself on the Marathi stage as an actress of no mean repute.