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
[Indian Weekender] - PtMajumdar's music is rooted in the Maihargharana which has musicians of eminence like PtRavi Shankar and UstadAli Akbar Khan to its credit. Apart from his concerts all over India in different music festivals, he also participated in the Festival of
[Daily Star Online] Pundit Ravi Shankar, Bharat Ratna, Ambassador Arundhati Ghose, late Sachindra Lal Singh, late Siddhartha Shankar Ray, late Sursamrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, late Justice Syed Sadat Abul Masud and late Debdulal Bandyopadhaya from India.
[Times of India] - One of the most revered musicians of all time, Baba Allauddin Khan, Guru of Pandit Ravi Shankar and late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan's father, was a left hander. His instrument of choice was the sarod, but he was also known to have exceptional control over
[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