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Sarangi maestro Ustad Sultan Khan no more

MUMBAI: Sarangi maestro and singer Ustad Sultan Khan passed away on Sunday afternoon due to kidney failure. Khan, 71, was undergoing dialysis for the last four years, expired on his way to the hospital.


Having learnt sarangi from his father Gulab Khan, his first performance was at the All India Conference when he was 11.


An awardee of the Sangeet Natya Academy Award twice, he was also honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian honour in 2010.


A Hindustani classical musician par excellence, Khan was renowned for his international collaborations and will always be remembered as the voice behind Piya Basanti Re and Albela Saajan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

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