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‘Queen of Lavani’ Sulochana Chavan dies at the age of 92; PM Modi says, ‘Pained by her demise’

Sulochana Chavan, a well-known Marathi Lavani singer, passed away on Saturday as a result of age-related illnesses, according to her family. She was 92 years old and a Padma Shri award winner. She passed away in her South Mumbai home. Vijay Chavan, a player for Dholki and her son, revealed this information to PTI. As the renowned “Lavani Samradnyi” (Queen of Lavani) and a close associate of the folk theatre style “Tamasha,” Sulochana Chavan was one of the most well-known vocalists in this ancient Maharashtrian musical genre.

 

Many people were stunned by her passing, and her admirers are devastated because she was one of India’s top vocalists. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared his pain on Twitter and he shared a memory by writing, “The coming generations will remember Sulochana Tai Chavan for her monumental role in promoting the culture of Maharashtra, especially Lavani. She was also passionate about music and theatre. Pained by her demise. Condolences to her family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

 

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Not only PM Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Governor Bhagat Singh paid condolences to her death and wrote, “Deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Padmashri Sulochana Chavan, Maharashtra’s oldest lavani empress, who enchanted many lavani with the magic of her deep voice. Her death has left a star in the galaxy of voices. May God rest her soul in eternal peace.”

 

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