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Bismillah Khan

Regarded as one of the best classical musicians India has ever produced, Ustad Bismillah Khan’s name is synonymous with the shehnai in India. This great musician was born on March 21, 1916 at Dumraon in Bihar. He traced his lineage to an illustrious lineage of court musicians in the princely state of Dumraon in Bihar. He trained under the tutelage of his uncle, the late Ali Bux `Vilayatu’, a reputed shehnai player in his own [...]