Renowned Musician Ustad Rashid Khan Passes Away at 55: A Musical Legacy Remembered

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 Prominent Musician and Padma Bhushan awardee Ustad Rashid Khan (55) has passed away. He was undergoing treatment in a private hospital due to cancer. His health condition had deteriorated following a brain injury last month. He died at around 3.45 pm on Tuesday.

Rashid Khan was a teacher of the Rampur Sahaswan Gharana of Hindustani music. He was the grandson of the founder of the gharana, Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan.

Born in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, Rashid Khan took music lessons in his childhood from his uncle, Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan. He was also the nephew of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. He came to Kolkata with his family at the age of ten and settled there. Rashid Khan gave his first concert at the age of eleven. He joined Kolkata I.T.C. at the age of 14. Joined the Music Research Academy. This academy played a big role in making Rashid Khan. Later, he made an accent by stepping directly into the music world. He also proved his talent in background music.

The song 'Aaooge Jab Tum' with Shahid Kapoor from the film 'Jab We Met' has become very popular. He also remembered songs from Shahrukh Khan's films 'My Name Is Khan', 'Mausam', 'Isaak'. He also work in some Bengali films. He also composed music for the films 'Raaz-3' and 'Hate Story-2'. Apart from the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, he was also awarded the Bangabhushan of the Government of West Bengal in 2012. He has two daughters and a son. The tribute will be held on Monday with full official tribute at Rabindra Sadan.

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