One of the few and rare exponent of Kirana Gharana
which was only limited to males.Her
first commercial disc was released by HMV Mumbai in 1932.Her
first live programme in All India Radio was in Mumbai in the year 1933.
At the age of 94 years, she
sung in a concert organized by Academy Performing Arts of Belgaum
on 12th March, 2006.She has served as a Chairman of Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy from 1982 to 1984.She has served as a senate member of Karnataka University for 6 years.Her
education was only upto 5th standard, yet she
has worked as Honorary Professor Music
, Karnataka University
In recognition of her
services in the field of music the Government of Karnataka
as a Member of Legislative Council(MLC) for 6 years.