Awards & Winners

Ustad Bismillah Khan

Date of Birth 21-March-1913
Place of Birth Dumraon
(India, Bihar, Buxar district)
Nationality India
Also know as Bismillah Khan, Qamaruddin Khan, बिस्मिल्ला ख़ाँ, कमरूद्दीन ख़ाँ
Profession Musician, Actor
Bismillah Khan, often referred to by the honorific title Ustad, was an Indian musician credited with popularising the shehnai, a subcontinental wind instrument of the oboe class. While the shehnai had long held importance as a folk instrument played primarily during traditional ceremonies, Khan is credited with elevating its status and bringing it to the concert stage. He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 2001, becoming the Third classical musician after M. S. Subbulakshmi and Ravi Shankar to be accorded this distinction.

Awards by Ustad Bismillah Khan

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