Great Garhwali Personalities-4
Rajkumari Bisht : first female Garhwali stage artist and radio singer
By: Bhishma Kukreti
History will always remember Rajkumari Bisht, born in Pauri Garhwali as the first female who sang the song at Delhi and Lucknow Akashwani radio stations . She is the first female Garhwali who took part in many cultural music program and played many roles on the stage of such programs.
She took part in Garhwali musical and cultural program in Agra (1946), Lucknow (1954 and 1962), Delhi (from 1963 to 1970), Mumbai (1966), Uttrakashi (197 and 1969) and Pauri (1965).
Rajkumari Bisht is famous for taking lead for involvement of Garhwali women in cultural and stage program. She is very famous for playing effectively the role of Rami Baurani in the famous Garhwali Nrityy Natika written by Baldev Prasad Sharma ‘Deen’ at various cultural program at various places of India. She got high praises from late Jag Mohan Singh Negi (former minister of Uttar Pradesh), Brigadier Juyal, and Dr. Kushala Nand Gairola. She got many prizes and appraisal from Garhwali social organizations across India.
She became the inspirational institution for Garhwali females to come out for freely participation in cultural and drama Garhwali programs.
She has been was always active Gadh-Kala Sangam Chandigarh to promote Garhwali culture, music and stage plays.
Garhwalis are proud of a great migrated female Garhwali Rajkumari Bisht
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, Mumbai, India11/3/2009