Malini Rajurkar

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Malini Rajurkar
Malini Rajurkar performing in Arghya 2011.jpg
Malini Rajurkar
Background information
Born 28 January 1941
Rajasthan, India
Genres Classical, Devotional, Folk
Occupation(s) Singer, Musician
Instruments Vocals, Harmonium, Tanpura
Years active 1966–present
Labels HMV, Saregama

Malini Rajurkar (born 28 January 1941) is a noted Hindustani classical singer of Gwalior Gharana.[1]

Early life[edit]

She grew up in the state of Rajasthan in India. For three years she taught mathematics at the Savitri Girls’ High School & College, Ajmer, where she had graduated in the same subject. Taking advantage of a three-year scholarship that came her way, she finished her Sangeet Nipun from the Ajmer Music College, studying music under the guidance of Govindrao Rajurkar and his nephew, who was to become her future husband, Vasantrao Rajurkar.

Performing career[edit]

Malini has performed in major music festivals in India, including Gunidas Sammelan (Mumbai), Tansen Samaroh (Gwalior),[2] Sawai Gandharva Festival (Pune), and Shankar Lal Festival (Delhi).

Malini is noted especially for her command over the Tappa genre. She has also sung lighter music. Her renditions of two Marathi natyageete, pandu-nrupati janak jaya and naravar krishnasamaan, have been particularly popular.


  • Sangeet Natak Academy Award 2001[3]


  1. ^ "She is a connoisseur's delight". The Hindu. 19 March 2004. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  2. ^ Anant Maral Shastri#Saluting the Legends
  3. ^ "Sangeet Natak Academy awardee list". Sangeet Natak Academy. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2014.

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