December 10, 2011 admin

Abohar Fazilka area pays condolence on the demise of a music legend

Chandigarh 10th December, 2011: Chandigarh based Abohar Fazilka Area Association (AFAA) expressed its grief on the demise of illustrious Punjabi and Hindi singer and actress of Punjab Pushpa Hans yesterday, the border town of Fazilka lost an artiste that did the area proud. Having enthralled the audience for over half a century, Pushpa Hans, a Padmashri, was born on November 30, 1917. It is to be mentioned that Abohar Fazilka Area Association(AFAA) is as association formed by residents of Abohar, Fazilka, Jalalabad and Muktsar area who are now residing in Chandigarh.
Dr Anshu Kataria, Convener, Abohar Fazilka Association, while recalling the time when she achieved popularity by singing a song in the movie Chaman (1948) ‘Chan Kitha Gujari Aai Raat Ve, said that Fazilka region has lost an acclaimed women artiste who brought laurels to this border town.
Sri J C Nagpal, Patron, Abohar Fazilka Association said that  Pushpa Hans, a Padma Shri recipient and the a heart-throb of millions of cinema fans in the 40s and the 50s, contributed to enrich the cultural heritage of Punjab worldwide.
She did her basic schooling from Fazilka and shifted to Lahore for further studies. She did her Bachelor’s in Music from there. She started her singing career with the All India Radio in Lahore.
She took Indian classical music training for 10 years at famous "Patwardhan Gharana" of Lahore. She was awarded Padmashri in 2007 for her contribution in the field of art and culture. She was also a recipient of the Punjabi Bhushan Award.
It was not only in singing that Pushpa Hans proved her mettle. She also excelled in the field of journalism and remained the Chief Editor of the women’s weekly magazine “The Eves Weekly” for 17 consecutive years.
She was the first to lend her voice to the poetry of Shiv Kumar Batalvi with the musical score provided by K Pannalal, with the Philips company, and released her first album "Shiv Batalvi De Geet

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