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Girija Devi – Goddess Saraswati’s Servant

Girija Devi

Girija Devi was born on May 8, 1929, in Varanasi, to Ramdeo Rai, a Bhumihar Brahmin zamindar. Her father was the harmonium player and also taught music. She also had starred in the movie Yaad Rahe at the age of nine. Her first guru was Sarju Prasad Mishra (a high-quality singer, but mostly performed as …

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