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Ustad Bismillah Khan Shehnai Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan gave new meaning and prestige to Shehnai, which was traditionally played only during weddings or other ceremonies. He had the rare honour of performing at Delhis Red Fort on the eve of Indias Independence Day, the 15th August 1947, invited by the Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. He also mesmerized people with his rendition on the occasion of Indias first Republic Day, the 26th of January 1950. His recital had almost become an indispensable part of the Independence Day celebrations relayed by All India Radio and Doordarshan for many years. Ustad Bismillah Khans musical sensibility and superb vision gave his music its unmistakable ecstasy, beauty and tenderness.


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Category: Hindustani Classical >> Instrumental