Sitar player of Hindustani classical music and the daughter of the founder of Maihar gharana.
She became an accomplished player after taking sitar lessons from her father.
In 1991, she was given the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest award given to artists by the Indian government.
Her father is sitar guru Alauddin Khan.
She married world famous sitarist Ravi Shankar.