Rita Dev

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Dr. Rita Dev
GenresIndian classical, Hindustani Classical, Natyageeta, Bhajan, Thumri, Tappa
Occupation(s)Classical Singer

Dr. Rita Dev is a Hindustani classical singer.[1] She is a disciple of the Thumri vocalist Padma Vibhushan Vidhushi, Dr. Girija Devi.[2]

Dev was born in Assam.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Dev completed her primary education in classical music at an early age under the guidance of Guru Nirmal Acharya. After pursuing M.A. from Banaras Hindu University, she did her Doctorate in classical music under the guidance of Prof. Chittaranjan Jyotishi of Gwalior Gharana. She also got a golden opportunity of learning light classical music under the Legendary Vocalist of Banaras Gharana, Late. Pt. Mahadev Prasad Mishra.[4]


Dev is Professor (vocal) and head of the department of music, associated with Agra College, Agra.


Dev received several prestigious awards and honors including the Pt. Omkarnath Thakur Award, Swara Ratna, Sangeet Ratna and many more.


  1. ^ "रीता देव के ठुमरी गीतों से सजी शाम, जमकर झूमे श्रोता / रीता देव के ठुमरी गीतों से सजी शाम, जमकर झूमे श्रोता". Bhaskar.
  2. ^ "प्रकृति से लेकर स्त्री-पुरुष तक के जीवन की वेदना हर लेता है सावन का संगीत". Amar Ujala.
  3. ^ "Book Dr. Rita Dev for event | Request Dr. Rita Dev for performance | Learn Hindustani Classical Vocal, Kathak, Tabla, Light Vocal, Flute, Harmonium, Sitar, Modern dance forms, Bharatnatyam".
  4. ^ "A concert brings Pandit Prabhakar Karekar, Purbayan Chatterjee and Dr Rita Dev together". Times of india.