Ustad Bismillah Khan

Ustad Bismillah Khan Quotes

India, Musician
March 21, 1916August, 21, 2006.

Ustad Bismillah Khan (born as Qamaruddin Khan), often referred to by the title Ustad, was an Indian musician credited with popularizing the shehnai, a subcontinental wind instrument of the oboe class. While the shehnai had long held importance as a folk instrument played primarily schooled intraditional ceremonies, Khan is credited with elevating its status and bringing it to the concert stage.

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