Vilayat Khan

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Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Mar 13, 2004 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1928
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Mar 13, 2004 (75)

About

One of India's preeminent sitarists, he was the recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards for his contribution to society.

Before Fame

His first-ever performance at the All Bengal Music Conference made headlines the next day as Electrifying Sitar.

Trivia

He won the Silver Medal for Composing at the 1st Moscow International Film Festival for his work on the film Jalsaghar.

Family Life

His nephew Ustad Rais Khan is also a well-known sitarist.

Associated With

He and famed fellow sitarist Ravi Shankar had a media-driven rivalry that was consistently downplayed by both men.

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