Ustad Raees Khan Pakistani sitar maestro died at 77


India-born legendary sitar player Ustad Rais Khan kicked the bucket in Karachi Pakistan on Saturday at 77 years old. He was supposedly determined to have a disease and had been out of commission for a long while. He is made due by his wife , famous artist Bilqees Khanum, and four children, as indicated by Tribune Pakistan. Ustad Rais was wifein 1939 in Indore, India in a family of musicians. He had a place with the Mewati Gharana of Indian traditional music. His maternal grandfather Inayat Ali Khan was likewise viewed as one of the finest sitar players in the subcontinent.

He learned music from his uncle, Walayat Ali Khan and father Muhammad Khan. Rais Khan gave his first performance at 5 years old in Bombay’s Sunder Bi Hall.The performance was attended by the governor and `maharaja of India, who appreciated the his talent.

Ustad Rais Khan initially attach he travelled out to poland to give his performance later he flew out to Pakistan for his maiden performance in 1963 in Karachi. In 1968, he moved to Pakistan. He met Balqees Begum in 1979 and the next year they got married.Ustad Raees has composed famous tunes like `Jab Tera Hukam Mila Tarkay Mohaabat Kar Di’ and `Ab Kay Saal Poonam Main, `Neend Ankhoun Se Uri’, `Mojoun Sahil Se Milo’, `Main Khayal Hun Kisi Aur Ka’, `Kabhi Kitaboun Main Phool Rakhna’ and numerous others. Khan was honoured with Presidential award and Sitara-eImtiaz in 2005 and 2017, respectively.


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