Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 1922–18 June 2009) was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Trained as a classical musician and instrumentalist by his father, Acharya Baba Allauddin Khan. Ali Akbar Khan Shaheb also composed several classical ragas and film scores. Khan Shaheb established a music school in Calcutta in 1956, and the Ali Akbar College of Music in 1967; which moved with him to the USA and is now based in San Rafael, California, with a branch in Basel, Switzerland.
Khan Shaheb was instrumental in popularising Indian classical music in the West, both as a performer and as a teacher. He first came to America in 1955 on the invitation of violinist Yehudi Menuhin and later settled in California. He was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Khan Shaheb was accorded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, in 1989. Nominated five times for the Grammy Award, Khan Shaheb was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship.
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SURTARANG WILL FEATURE:
The legend Swara Samrat Sarod Maestro
Padma Vibhushan Dr Ali Akbar Khan
Pt Prasun Banerjee, Geetashree Vidushi Meera Banerjee,
Pt Balaram Pathak, Pt Rajeev Taranath,
Pt Mahapurush Misra, Pt Swapan Chaudhuri,
Pt Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay,
Supratik Sengupta, Josh Feinberg,
Abhiman Kaushal, Pran Gopal Bandopadhyay, Monir Hossain,
Sangeetha Kalanidhi Vidwan Sanjay Subrahmanyan,
Vidwan Vellore Ramabhadran,
Dr M Narmadha, Amrutha Venkatesh &
Shiraz Ali Khan.
Surtarang will introduce Shiraz Ali Khan,
the great grandson of late Acharya Baba Allauddin Khan,
grandson of late Dr Ali Akbar Khan &
the son of late Prof. Dhyanesh Khan.
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