BISMILLAH KHAN

  • Modi didn't need any permission for Ganga aarti: Bismillah Khan's son May 9, 2014

    Ahead of polling in Varanasi, Bismillah Khan's son Haaji Mebtaab Hussein slammed parties in the holy city for not raising local issues when campaigning. He added that Modi did not need permission from authorities to perform the Ganga aarti. ...
  • Kejriwal offers prayers at the grave of Bismillah Khan April 28, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday prayed and offered flowers at the grave of shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan at Dargha EFatmaan in Sigra in Varanasi. Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan's son Ustad Zamin Hussain Bismillah, along with Bismillah Khan's grandson, Afaque Haider, was also present at the Dargha...
  • Bismillah Khan's family refuses to be Narendra Modi's proposer April 22, 2014

    The family of late Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan has refused to become a proposer for Narendra Modi when he files nomination for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on April 24. Bismillah's grandson Affaq Haider said they do not want to be associated with any political party on this 'hot seat'. Varanasi...
  • Madan Mohan Malviya's grandson among Modi's proposers in Varanasi April 21, 2014

    Varanasi: Former Justice Giridhar Malviya, the grandson of freedom fighter and BHU founder Madan Mohan Malviya, will be one of he proposers for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi when he files his nomination from Varanasi on April 24. "I have agreed to be the proposer for Narendra...
  • Varanasi: Ustad Bismillah Khan's family refuses to be Modi's proposer April 21, 2014

    Varanasi: Late shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan's family has refused to become a proposer for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in Varanasi. Bismillah Khan's son Zamin Hussain Bismillah has said that he wants to keep the family away from politics. He said that some BJP functionaries had suggested...
  • Whoever wins from Varanasi should build a tomb for Bismillah Khan, demands family March 25, 2014

    Waiting for eight years for a mausoleum for Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan, the legend's family says the 'Modi wave' or the 'AAP show' is of little interest to them as they only want the winning candidate to build a tomb for the city's most beloved son. As electioneering picked up in...
  • Raanjhanaa: Rahman pays tribute to Bismillah Khan May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: AR Rahman pays homage to the Bharat Ratna awardee Ustad Bismillah Khan through the songs of 'Raanjhanaa', which is directed by Aanand L Rai. Since the film starring Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor is based in the heartland of Benaras, the music composer looked no further than Bismillah Khan, who...
  • PCB awards retainership to banned player May 27, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a major blooper has awarded retainership to a player whom it had recently banned for a year for serious misconduct during a domestic match. The PCB on Saturday announced a list of 21 players who have been awarded central contracts and 21 players...
  • PM to release postage stamp on Bismillah Khan August 21, 2008

    New Delhi Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will release on Thursday a commemorative postage stamp on Shehnai Maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan on Thursday. The Department of Posts has brought out the stamp as a tribute to the celebrated musician on his death anniversary. It is in the denomination of five rupees. The...
  • Special musical tribute to Ustad Bismillah Khan August 1, 2007

    New Delhi: There are still 21 more days to go for Ustad Bismillah Khan's death anniversary but classical performers who spent years on stage with him, cant refrain from playing the Jal Tarang in his honour. It's a series of small performances that have been started off by his adopted...
  • Battle for UP in final stages May 4, 2007

    New Delhi: The battle for Uttar Pradesh is truly in the final phase. Here's an update on sixth phase of voting, which was held on Thursday and was spread across nine districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh. EC Rules The Election Commission is emerging as the clear winner in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh...
  • Works inspired by Bismillah preserved February 16, 2007

    Mumbai: A diehard traditionalist, late shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan took many years to accept technology to promote his music and his instrument. He was known to create a fuss when his stage would be cluttered up with microphones, foldbacks and other hitech gizmos. Today, however, his manasputri Soma Ghosh has released two...
  • Tune in to the high, low notes of '06 December 31, 2006

    New Delhi: It is that time of the year when everyone is busy compiling Best Of The Year lists. So, heres a low down on the high and low tunes of 2006. While critics can't get enough of picking on Reshammiyas nasal voice, the masses can't seem to get...
  • Ustad Bismillah Khan remembered December 8, 2006

    Pune: The Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, which started on Thursday in Pune, saw Ustad Shailesh Bhagwat paying tribute to his guru Ustad Bismillah Khan. In fact, the mahotsav was inaugurated with shehnai performances. But Ustad Bismillah Khan's disciples feel that the magic created by the maestro with his shehnai is difficult...
  • Good samaritans fulfill Bismillah's dream August 31, 2006

    New Delhi: The sale proceeds of the firstever autographed monograph on late Ustad Bismillah Khan is to be used to fulfill his cherished dream of educating his grandchildren and renovating his ancestral house in Bihar besides meeting his funerary rites expenses. Neena and Shivnath Jha, a Delhibased couple who brought...
  • Bismillah will inspire India: PM August 21, 2006

    New Delhi: In a break from usual practice, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday came out of his office in Parliament to pay his tribute to shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan, who died of cardiac arrest in Varanasi. The Prime Minister usually issues statements to condole any death. But on Monday he...
  • PM condoles Bismillah Khan's death August 21, 2006

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday paid glowing tributes to Bismillah Khan, saying the shehnai maestro, "a great son of India", transformed the simple folk instrument into a renowned vehicle of Hindustani music. "I join millions of music lovers across the world in mourning the demise of this greatest...
  • In Pics: Shehnai falls silent August 21, 2006

    Ustad Bismillah Khan often said that his music is like an ocean and he has barely reached the shore. ...
  • Light a candle for Bismillah Khan August 21, 2006

    The 91yearold shehnai legend Ustad Bismillah Khan died of cardiac arrest on Monday morning. ...
  • Ustad Bismillah's unfulfilled dream August 21, 2006

    New Delhi: On the first anniversary of India's Independence, Ustad Bismillah Khan had enthralled audiences with a sterling performance from the ramparts of the Red Fort. But fate did not allow the shehnai maestro to fulfill his last wish, that of playing at India Gate. The man who mesmerised generations of Indians...
  • Halwa and songs in Khan's last hours August 21, 2006

    New Delhi: Even hours before shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan passed away, he appeared cheerful and sang a couple of songs for the attending doctors. On Sunday, the Bharat Ratna awardee was given solid food after he expressed a desire to eat homecooked halwa. President A P J Abdul Kalam, in...
  • Listen to the magic of Ustad's shehnai August 21, 2006

    New Delhi: Known as India's shehnai maestro, Ustad Bismillah Khan's name has become synonymous with the wind instrument. Born on March 21, 1916, in a small village in Bihar, Khan Saheb spent his childhood in Varanasi in UP and learnt to play the shehnai from his uncle, who was the...
  • Pay your tributes to Bismillah Khan August 21, 2006

    Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan died at the age of 91 at a local hospital in Varnasi. ...
  • Shehnai king Bismillah Khan dead August 21, 2006

    Varanasi: Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan died of cardiac arrest on Monday. The 91yearold Bharat Ratna awardee, who had been admitted to Heritage hospital on August 17 with agerelated health problems, passed away at 0220 hours IST. "His condition suddenly deteriorated and he suffered a cardiac arrest at 0125 hours IST. Although...
  • Bismillah Khan's condition stable August 18, 2006

    Varanasi: Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan's health is improving and his vital parameters are functioning normally but he will remain under observation in the intensive care unit of the Heritage Hospital for the next two or three days. "Khan today met his family members and some wellwishers and was able to...
  • Bismillah Khan rushed to hospital August 17, 2006

    Varanasi: Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan's health took a turn for the worse on Thursday morning prompting his personal physician and family members to rush him to an advanced hospital for initial treatment. Weakened by agerelated health problems and his refusal to eat solid food for the last couple of...