Begum Akhtar: The Tormented Soul Who Rose to be the Ghazal Queen

Commendable! I salute the hallowed soul. Greatness demands a price to be paid before it becomes an inspiration to generations, before the star shines in all its glory. Mediocrity doesn’t. So, what would you choose , struggle or convenience?

Begum Akhtar was no ordinary singer. Sarojini Naidu praised her that she was brilliant; the legendary Gauhar Jaan predicted she would be a great ghazal singer. And much later, as she became a house…

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