|ABDUL KAREEM KHAN|
Audiences started thinning as the era of talkies dawned. In 1933, the company downed shutters, with the family deeply in debt. Lawyers advised the declaration of insolvency and reneging on the debts. Hirabai refused, and took on the entire burden of debts pledging her professional earnings towards redemption. She swore thereafter never to work in the theatre.
Courtesy: Shri Suresh Chandvankar
Society of Record Collectors of India
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Other published recordings:
ECLP 2275 Raga Multani, Raga Yaman 1962
PMLP 3018 Facets of Kirana Gharana 1988