The Last Song of Awadh by Zarina Begum

Zarina Begum, 87, known to be the only living court singer (performer) of the Awadh, Lucknow and one of the most popular singers of 1950s and 1960s. She was in Delhi on 23rd May 2014 to perform. Manjari Chaturvedi, president of the Sufi Kathak Foundation, organized a “Sangeet Mehfil (concert)” what might be the last public performance of Zarina Begum at the IGNCA, New Delhi.

She received a big applause and standing ovation after her performance. She couldn’t control her tears and said that this moment will allow her to die in peace. She closed her eyes and bowed her head.

Last song of Awadh 2014

Last song of Awadh 2014

Last song of Awadh 2014

To read more about Zarina Begum:

@Tehelka http://www.tehelka.com/zarina-begum-the-last-court-legend/

@Open Magazine http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/art-culture/the-other-song-of-dusk

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