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On Gauhar Jaan’s 145th birth anniversary, Google’s endearing doodle

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Google today celebrated Indian singer, dancer Gauhar Jaan’s 145th Birth anniversary with a Doodle. Gauhar Jaan was titled 'first dancing girl' in her records. Jaan was one of the first performers in India to record music on 78 rpm records. Gauhar was born in 1873, Azamgarh, and was of Armenian origin. Jaan's mother Victoria Hemmings, an Indian by birth, was a trained singer & dancer. India lost the star at 56 on January 17, 1930.

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