Mumbai: Sarangi maestro and classical singer Ustad Sultan Khan, the soulful voice behind hits such as ‘Piya basanti re’ and ‘Albela sajan’, died on Sunday following kidney failure.
The Padma Bhushan awardee, 71, who hailed from a family of sarangi players in Jodhpur, was on dialysis for the past three months and died on his way to hospital, people in his family said.
Soulful legacy: Ustad Sultan Khan. Photo: PTI
Khan is survived by his second wife Bano Khan, son Sabir and two daughters. His funeral will be held in in Jodhpur on Monday.
Credited for reviving sarangi, Khan was famous for his extraordinary control over the instrument and his husky voice.
Apart from the Padma Bhushan, Khan had won numerous musical awards including the Sangeet Natak Academy award twice.