Malka Jaan Agrewali Beete jar barkha ritu sajan nahin aaye
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Janki Bai of Banaras( called Chappan Churi because an enraged lover had gashed her face as many times)
Malka Bai of Chilbila, Kishtobhamini of Calcutta and courtesans like Badi Maina, Husabai of Banaras, Wazir Bai, Suggan Jaan, Mangubai
Bhaiya Sahab son of Gwalior Maharaja, and a courtesan of the Gwalior durbar.. he worked at elevating the status of the thumri..created a high level of stylization. He introduced the harmonium into classical music performances, replacing the sarangi.
he took on a talented young disciple- Mauzuddin
Gauhar Jaan learnt under Bhaiya Saahab and Mauzuddin after being a success already