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.
[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.
[The News International] - The Indians (alive and dead), who will be receiving the Bangladeshi state honours, include the sitting Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Sachindra Lal Singha, Siddhartha Sankar Roy, PA Sangma, Abdul Masud, Pandit Ravi Sankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
[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
[Daily Star Online] - The Indian awardees include Mother Teresa, former Tripura chief minister Sachindra Lal Singh, Sardar Swaran Singh, incumbent Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarker, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw
[TwoCircles.net] - The other Indians (alive and dead) include Sachindra Lal Singha, Siddhartha Sankar Roy, PA Sangma, Abdul Masud, Pandit Ravi Sankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Mother Teresa, Waheeda Rehaman, Sunil Datt, Nargis Datt, Jagjivan Ram, Bhupesh Gupta, Kaifi Azmi
[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