Google Doodle Celebrates 145th Birthday of Gauhar Jaan – Know More about Gauhar Jaan
June 26, 2018
Today is Gauhar Jaan’s 145th birthday. Let us know more about Gauhar Jaan and her background.
- The singer and dancer, Gauhar Jaan was among the first performers to record music on 78 rpm records in the country
- This recording was then released by the Gramophone Company of India
- In 1887, Gauhar’s first performance was at the courts, in what is today called Bihar.
- Gauhar was born on June 26 in 187.
- Her birth name was Angelina Yeoward as her father was Armenian and her mother was an Indian by birth.
- Her parents’ got separated when she was eight years old.
- Her mother moved to Benaras with a Muslim nobleman and the then eight-year-old Angelina accompanied her mother there.
- Later on, both mother and daughter converted to Islam in Benaras.
- Angelina’s name was changed to Gauhar Jaan. Her mother became a noted singer and Kathak dancer in Benaras.
- Gauhar’s most famous for songs like ‘Mora Nahak Laye gavanava’, ‘Jabse Gaye mori sur huna live’, ‘Ras ke Bhare Tore Nain mere Dard-e-jigar’.
- She died at the age of 56 on January 17, 1930.