Allah Jilai Bai

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Allah Jilai Bai
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Born(1902-02-01)February 1, 1902
Bikaner, British India
DiedNovember 3, 1992(1992-11-03) (aged 90)

Allah Jilai Bai (1 February 1902 [1] – 3 November 1992) [1] was a folk singer from Rajasthan, India. [1]

Born in Bikaner to a family of singers, [1] by the age of 10 she was singing in the Durbar of Maharaja Ganga Singh. [1] She took singing lessons from Ustad Hussain Baksh Khan and later on from Achhan Maharaj. [1] In spite of her position and popularity she was firmly rooted and a humble artist.

She was well versed in Maand, Thumri, Khayal and Dadra. [1] Perhaps her best-known piece is Kesaria Balam . [1] In 1982, the Indian Government awarded her the Padma Shri in Arts field, [2] [1] one of the highest civilian awards. She has been also awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1988 for Folk Music

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  2. Padma Shri Awardees.