Begum akhtar

Begum Akhtar was born in Faizabad, UP. Photo: Vinayak/Hindustan Times<br />

Begum Akhtar: the centennial queen

3 min read . 09 Oct 2014
Zarina Begum. <br />

The songs of Awadh

2 min read . 15 May 2014
Begum Akhtar’s mastery of the ghazal, thumri and dadra forms accorded her an unparalleled iconicity.<br />

A loyal patron

3 min read . 09 Mar 2013
<br />Remembered notes: Arvind Parikh.<br />

Glorious recordings

2 min read . 03 Oct 2011
<br />Screen test: Akhtari Bai sang seven songs and acted in her debut film, Tahir Hussain’s Ek Din Ka Badshah. Photograph Courtesy: ‘Ae Mohabbat’<br />

What a life

4 min read . 07 Nov 2008