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Name :Malika Pukhraj
Period :1912 - 2004
Biographical detail : The eternal jewel vocalist of the ageless ‘Abbhi to Main Jawan Hoon.’

Malika Pukhraj who was coached by Ustad Allah Buksh (father of Bare Ghulam Ali Khan) joined Maharaja Hari Singh’s court when she was only 8. Over the next 8 decades she captivated her audience in South Asia with her command over the singing genres of Thumri, Ghazal, Bhajan and folk Pahari Geet.

Malika Pukhraj received the Presidential Pride of Performance Award and the legend of Voice from All India Radio in mid-1980s.

Tahira Syed, one of Malika Pukhraj’s daughters, emerged as a well-known singer in her own right.

Malika Pukhraj, who was born in Jammu, passed away in Lahore where she was buried in her family graveyard.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan)


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