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Singer Gita Ghatak passes away

kolkata Updated: Nov 17, 2009 23:08 IST

Exponent of Tagore songs, Gita Ghatak, who played a leading role in Ritwik Ghatak's award-winning film 'Meghe Dhaka Tara', died after a protracted illness in Kolkata on Tuesday.

She was 78 and is survived by her daughter.

Gita, who had her primary lessons in Tagore songs from celebrated artists like Santidev Ghosh and Indira Debi
Choudhurani, had a brief stint in Indian classical music too in her long 65 years of music career.

She was closely associated with the All India Radio, Kolkata.