Ali Akbar Khan (14 April – 18 June 2009), often referred to as Khansahib or by the title Ustad (master), was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Khan was instrumental in popularizing Indian classical music in the West, both as a performer (often in conjunction with Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar), and as a teacher. He established a music school in Calcutta in 1956, and the Ali Akbar College of Music in 1967, which is now located in San Rafael, California and has a branch in Basel, Switzerland. Khan also composed several classical ragas and film scores.
[openPR (press release)] - ChaturLal played with musicians such as the sitar legend Ravi Shankar and sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan. Indian classical music which was presented in the 50th/60th last century by masters such as Chaturlal was characterized by traditional values of a
[Emirates 24/7] - Meeting once a month, the first such evening will be hosted by Lajwanti Gupta, daughter of the late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, a legendary Indian classical musician and niece of the award winning Ravi Shankar. The first meeting, which will be held on March