Ustad Rashid Khan plays with medium-slow tempos, a full-throated voice, and complex rhythmic play. He is a member of the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, which is closely related to the Gwalior gharana.

News Updates by Newsparviews : Ustad Rashid Khan, a Hindustani classical musician who was battling cancer, passed away on Tuesday afternoon in a private hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced. He was fifty-five.

It’s really regrettable. At the age of 55, he passed away. For the country and for all of us, it is a tremendous loss. He resembled my brother. At the hospital, Banerjee told reporters, “He used to call me mother.”

Khan had an intracerebral hemorrhage when he was brought to a private hospital in east Kolkata on November 22 of last year.

A group of neurosurgeons determined that he would receive conservative care. Although he was making a good recovery, after spending so much time in the hospital, he contracted an illness that progressed quickly. Early this morning, a ventilator was installed for him. He couldn’t be revived, despite our best efforts,” a senior hospital physician stated.

“Ustad Rashid Khan also received our Sangeet Mahasamman in addition to our highest civilian award, the Banga Bibhushan. In an X post, Banerjee stated that “he was attached to several of our state cultural bodies in an advisory capacity.” In addition, the classical vocalist received the Padma Bhushan in 2022 and the Padma Shri in 2006.

Although he was born in Uttar Pradesh, he moved to West Bengal since he loved the state. I was called mother by him once. A mortuary would be the home of his corpse. Wednesday afternoon was to be a gun salute. After that, the final ceremonies would be carried out, Banerjee stated.


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