Shehnai Exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan Has Passed Away

Famous Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was 77. He was suffering from kidney  related problem and hospitalized from the past few days. He was one of the best players of the instrument after the legendary Bismillah Khan.

He was born in 1939 and represented the Benaras gharana (school) in shehnai music. He was famously known for his innovative style and mastery over the classical and semi-classical and folk. He also used to teach in the Kolkata based ITC Sangeet Research Academy.

He had played Shehnai at the inauguration ceremony of Doordarshan television channel in 1973 with Pandit Ravi Shankar and also had rendered its signature tune. He was a top graded artiste of All India Radio (AIR)He had performed globally.

He was awarded with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2009 and Bangabhushan award in 2012 of West Bengal government etc.

So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :

1. Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan was associated with which segment ?
2. Name the instrument which was played by Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan ?
Courtesy : Economic Times

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