Asgari Bai
Born25 August 1918
OriginChhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died(2006-08-09)9 August 2006 (aged 87)
GenresHindustani classical music,
Mewati Gharana
Occupation(s)Classical Vocalist
Years active1937–2005

Asgari Bai (25 August 1918 – 9 August 2006) was an Indian Dhrupad singer.[1] She was a recipient of Padma Shri,[2] Tansen Samman, Academy Samman and Shikhar Samman.[3]

Asgari Bai was born in Bijawar, Chhatarpur. She had come with her mother Nazeera Begum to Tikamgarh. She died on 9 August 2006.

Ashgari Bai (1998), an Indian documentary film directed by Priti Chandriani and Brahmanand S. Singh explores her life as an exponent of Dhrupad.[4]


  1. ^ "Dhrupad singer Asgari Bai dead". Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ "In a male bastion, Asgari Bai held her own tune". Indian Express. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Film on R.D. Burman releases on DVD". Hindustan Times. 26 November 2009.