She began her early musical education under her father, and then under her brother Kashinath Shankar Bodas. She also learned Kathak dancing in her childhood. Veena's musical mentors included Padmashri Balwantrai Bhatt, Pandit Vasant Thakar, and Pandit Gajananrao Joshi. She had a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance, Sanskrit Literature, and English Literature from Kanpur University (1968), a master's degree (Sangeet Alankar) in Vocal Performance from A.B.G.M.V. Mandal (1969), and also master's degree in Sanskrit from Kanpur University (1979). A.B.G.M.V.
Mandal conferred on her a doctorate in vocal music (Sangeet Praveen) in 1988. For some years she was the Head of the Department of Music at SNDT Pune campus. A renowned vocalist, she performed all over India and in several countries around the world. She died of Parkinson's disease. Awards Vocal Classical category award in national competition for artists under age 25, by All India Radio (1972) Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1993) National Sangeet Natak Akademi Award ( 2013) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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