Her gurus in lavani singing included Narayanrao Utpat, Dnyanoba Utpat, Dadba Vairagkar, Machchindra Utpat, Vithoba Eitwadkar, and Rambhau Utpat. She returned after four years with Punekar's group but, after staying with family members who tried to exploit her talent, escaped to Punekar Mandal, where she found several Shahiri lavanis of the Peshwa period. The time was late eighteenth century. She internalized the musical and performatory conventions. Marrying Shri Shinde at the age of 20, she established her own sangitbari i.e. one of Tamasha's two varieties troupe in Pune. Beginning in the diwankhana or private hall manner, she adopted baithakicha or 'seated style' later as her staple. Her lavani career spans more than five decades, her last performance on 2 May 1992 at the Yashwantrao Pratishthan, Pune. She received numerous awards from the Maharashtra Government and Sangeet Natak Akademi for her singular service to lavani, and participated as a resource person in traditional lavani training programmes for young girls.
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