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Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, well-known Indian classical vocalist and ‘khalifa’ of Delhi Gharana, passes away

Worthy Indian classical vocalist and exponent of the Delhi Gharana Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan handed away on Thursday, 17 December 2020. The suggestions of his death modified into confirmed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who tweeted, “The khalifa of Dilli Gharana, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan is rarely any more.”

Sisodia well-known that Khan modified into “an unmatched repository of Delhi’s prosperous musical historical previous and a excellent guru”.

Khan tirelessly promoted the works of Amir Khusro by design of his art, and smooth music for several serials and plays. Over the half of century that he modified into piece of the Indian classical music sphere, he got a slew of honours, including the Sangeet Ratan Award, Gyan Acharya Award and Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Samman to name lawful a pair of. Swarganga notes that Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan modified into well-known for his versatility and his vocal expression modified into “exact, huge, supple and magnificent”.

Khan hailed from a prosperous musical lineage; Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Sahib modified into his maternal grandfather whereas Ustad Jahan Khan modified into his paternal grandfather.

Earlier this year, Khan modified into among a bunch of luminaries to be included in a programme collectively launched by the Delhi executive and Ambedkar University to story the oral historical previous of the capital.

— With inputs from the Press Belief of India

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