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What ws Bharataratna bismillakhan saheb famous for

Asked by Dinesh C S, 19 May '09 07:20 pm
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Ustad Bismillah Khan was undoubtedly a gem that India is proud of. This Shehnai maestro of India was a Bharat Ratna awardee and also has been awarded all the top four civilian awards namely Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan along with the Bharat Ratna. Born on 21st March, 1916 in Dumraon, Bihar, he was the second son of Paigambar Khan and Mitthan. His family had a musical background and his ancestors were musicians in the court of the princely states of Bhojpur. Read about the life history of this blessed soul in this short biography of Bismillah Khan.

Bismillah Khan was named Qamaruddin to sound like his elder brother's name Shamsuddin. However, when his grandfather Rasool Baksh Khan saw him as a baby he uttered the word "Bismillah" and hence he came to be known as Bismillah Khan. His father used to be a shehnai player in the court of Maharaja Keshav Prasad Singh of Dumraon. Despite the fame that he achieved, Bismillah Khan always remained where his roots were. He neve ...more
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Answered by bhaskar erram, 19 May '09 10:33 pm

 
  
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Answered by Damodar Biswal, 19 May '09 07:22 pm

 
  
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Shehanai
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Shahnai
Answered by bhanwar bothra, 19 May '09 07:29 pm

 
  
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Shahanay
Answered by mohd basheer, 19 May '09 07:21 pm

 
  
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Shehnai.
Answered by hotchips, 19 May '09 07:21 pm

 
  
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Shahnai
Answered by Manju Sikri, 23 May '09 11:25 am

 
  
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