Veteran singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan died

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Veteran Hindustani classical singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan died in Kolkata on 18 February 2016. He was 107. Born in Uttar Pradesh in 1908, Khan belonged to Gwalior Gharana, was a resident Guru at ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata. Khan’s traditional compositions have been recorded by the BBC and Iraq Radio. On the other hand, organizations like Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academi, Lucknow and ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata have recorded and preserved many compositions.