Akhtari Bai Faizabadi, also known as Begum Akhtar was a well known Indian singer of Ghazal, and Dadra, and Thumri genres of Hindustani classical music. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music, and was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan (posthumously) by Govt. of India. She was given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal Begum Akhtar singing continues to be held up as the exemplar of Thumri-Dadra and Ghazal gayaki, and her name is revered as one of the finest interpreters of light classical music.
1.Interview with Begum Akhtar- 11:16
2.Thumri in Mishra Tilang 1431
3.Dadra in Mishra Khamaj 0521
4.Dadra in Mishra Kafi 0729
5.Thumri in Mishra Bhairavi 1418
6.Dara in Mishra kirwani 1119
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