Eminent vocalist Abdul Rashid Khan passes away

Eminent vocalist Abdul Rashid Khan passes away

 Eminent classical vocalist Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan passed away at a private hospital here today following old-age related ailments, family members said. He was 107.

He fell sick in the morning and was rushed to a hospital where he took his last breath, the family members said.

The body will be flown to Raebareli tomorrow for the burial, they said.
A recipient of Padma Bhushan in 2013 and Sangeet Natak Akademi award, he was a resident guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in the city for the past 20 years
Despite movement restrictions and age-related illness, he used to appear for public performances till recently.

One of his student's said that he took a class with his pupils even yesterday.
Condoling his death, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "Saddened at the passing away of veteran vocalist Padma Bhushan Abdul Rashid Khan.
India has lost a great gem in the world of music", she said in a tweet.

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