Google celebrates Ustad Alla Rakha's 95th birthday

Google celebrates Ustad Alla Rakha's 95th birthday

Internet search engine Google commemorated the 95th birthday of tabla maestro Ustad Alla Rakha Tuesday by honouring him with a colourful doodle.

The doodle depicted a smiling Alla Rakha, wearing a white kurta with orange embroidery, playing tabla.

The Padma Shri recipient was born in Phagwal village of Jammu. He was a frequent accompanist of sitar player Pandit Ravi Shankar. The duo had created many magical jugalbandis.

He was conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1982.

He died in 2000, following a heart attack.

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