Shehnai exponent Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan dies

Posted on:17 Mar 2016 09:34:55
Shehnai exponent Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan dies
17 March 2016 Current Affairs: Eminent Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan, one of the best-known players of the instrument after the legendary Bismillah Khan, passed away here today following prolonged illness. He was 77 and is survived by his five sons, five daughters and a number of grandchildren. Representing the Benaras school of Shehnai music, he was felicitated with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2009 for his contribution to Hindustani instrumental music. He hailed from a family of renowned Shehnai exponents from Benaras and was known for his innovative style and mastery over the classical and semi-classical and folk music repertoire. Khan had performed in several countries including Belgium, Russia, Switzerland, France, Tunisia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hongkong and the Philippines. The musician had also played at the inauguration ceremony of Doordarshan in 1973. A top graded artiste of All India Radio, Khan also used to teach in the ITC Sangeet Research Academy here and was active before he got hospitalised. A top graded artiste of All India Radio, Khan also used to teach in the ITC Sangeet Research Academy here and was active before he got hospitalised. In 2012, he was felicitated with the 'Bangabhushan' award by the West Bengal government. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her deep condolences to the family. 

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