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Music Maestros Hail Pandit Rashid Khan's Contribution to Music

Pandit Rashid Khan's untimely and sudden demise has saddened his admirers and the music fan following across the globe. 56 years(01 July 1968) by whatever measure you would like to look at was no age for departure from the mortal world. Yet, strange are the facts of life to discern around. A legacy of stalwarts: Pandit Rashid Khan was a unique personality in multiple ways, apart from belonging to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana. He hailed from a Hindusthani classical musician family which boasted of several stalwarts in the field all along in a few generations. Incidentally, he also happened to be the great-grandson of Inayat Hussain Khan, the founder of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana. In that respect, Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi's oft-repeated and several decades-old quote-" Rashid Khan was the assurance for the future of Indian voice music", is a plain statement on the music persona. A fine confluence of Tradition, Modernity and Contemporary experimentation: Dr Nagaraj