Malini Rajurkar

Malini Rajurkar (born 1941) is a noted Hindustani classical singer of Gwalior Gharana.

Malini Rajurkar, though trained in the pristine tradition of Gwalior, was deeply influenced by the singing of Kumar Gandharva. She was also taken by the individualistic approach of Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki to Ragas. The heavy sonority of voice, possessing depth, drive and range, gives Malini`s music its depth. Her tonal purity, maturity of imagination and steadiness of notes, give her Khayals a sense of classical solidity and weight. Keeping in tune with the best traditions of Gwalior, she is perhaps one of the few exponents of Tappa, as also one of its finest singers in the country. The traditional Ragas which form part of the Gwalior repertoire would find Malini in excellent form. Her excellent recording of Jaunpuri is built on the durable foundations of Gwalior Gayaki. But nowhere does she impress so much as she does in her live recording of Bhoopal Todi (HMV). Similarly, her Bhoopali Music possesses verve and lyricism as also her Shankara and Kedar.