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In 1994, she was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.
She is a vocalist and an exponent of the Rampur-Sadarang Parampara. She learnt music from Pandit Bholanath Bhat and Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan (d. 1964) of Rampur-Sahaswan gharana. Later she received intensive training from her guru, and her husband, Acharya K.C.D. Brahaspati. A large number of his compositions – Khayals, Thumris, Tappas and Dadras – are part of her portfolio.
She is also an accomplished teacher and musicologist and has published books including Raga Rahasya.
- Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1994.
- Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 1984
- Tansen Samman by Madhya Pradesh government in 2006
- Kumar Prasad Mukherji (2006). The Lost World of Hindustani Music. Penguin Books India. ISBN 0143061992.
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