Allah Jilai Bai

Allah Jilai Bai was a reputed folk singer of Bikaner in Rajasthan . Her soul touching renditions rightly brought her the national honor of Padma Shree in 1972. Allah Jilai Bai was born on February 1, 1902 to a family of singers in Bikaner. Her talents came into the spotlight from as early as the age of ten when she was invited to the court of Maharaja Ganga Singh for her beautiful performance.

The inborn talents of Allah Jilai Bai in singing were further groomed by Ustad Hussain Baksh Khan and also by the renowned Achhan Maharaj. She grew up well versed in Khayal, Thumri, Dadra and Maad which formed a strong base to her numbers. Her versatility found the best of representation in Kesaria Balma which still allures the connoisseurs of music. One of the most famous people of Bikaner, the glorious Allah Jilai Bai left for the heavenly abode on November 3, 1992.

Last Updated on 19 December 2011