Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan passes away

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  1. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan passed away due to a heart attack in Varanasi early morning on Monday. He was 91.

    Khan, who was hospitalised and put on intravenous drip after a brief illness, breathed his last at 3.30 in the morning.

    He had been admitted to the Heritage Hospital in the city on Thursday after his health reportedly started deteriorating following illness.

    Born on March 21, 1916, Khan was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 2001.

    He was also honoured with the Sangeet Natak Academi Award, the Tansen Award and the prestigious Padma Vibhushan.
  2. smak

    smak New Member

    A great loss to the music fraternity........may his soul rest in peace.
  3. rahulprakash

    rahulprakash New Member

    i never listened to his music much but i know he was a music maestro . my humble salutation .
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    He once came to our school for his performance.
  5. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    woah he lived for 90 yrs....

  6. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    God bless his family ;)
  7. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    ^ I think he was living in Poverty, like countless other classical music maestros.
  8. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    he was suffering from jaundice and then died due to a heart attack?? kinda bizarre!
    yes..he was living in very poor conditions, saw a pic of his home in newspaper and its the worst u can imagine!...its indeed a very wistful piece of news..may the legend r.i.p!!
  9. what's with the smiley?

  10. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    I dont know :!
  11. ^ oh cmon...kuch to hoga...
  12. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    arre nahi yaar timepass ke liye daala. Wat can u guess bout it anyway?
  13. Shailja

    Shailja New Member

    May this Maestro's soul rest in peace..... Hindustani Classical Music has truly been deprived.... It is, unfortunately yet undoubtedly, a pity how we (our Indian Government) failed to value, henceforth, requite his musical stature, genius and contributions to traditional Indian classical music, especially at the global platform, clearly evident from the poverty-stricken livelihood and the gruesome conditions he passed away in..... May heaven bestow him with all that was deserved yet deprived.
  14. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    whats that?
  15. Shailja

    Shailja New Member

    HUH???? Wats wat???? :S:S:S:S
  16. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God



    there was a reason I made the font bold in the previous post
  17. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    Though I don't listen to classical music .. the news is sad and He surely was one of the best in the business. May God bless his soul.

    @wizard ..

    Its an Islamic practice n that's what is said when you hear the news of someone passing away ..

    It means "Verily we belong to God, and to Him we return."
  18. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    I didn't hear it!
    I luved his shehnai playing
  19. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

  20. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    U mean Remove his I.P. ?? :RollLol:

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