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Sarangi player Ustad Sultan Khan dies

Sarangi player Ustad Sultan Khan dies
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First Published: Mon, Nov 28 2011. 12 33 AM IST

Soulful legacy: Ustad Sultan Khan. Photo: PTI
Soulful legacy: Ustad Sultan Khan. Photo: PTI
Updated: Mon, Nov 28 2011. 12 33 AM IST
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.
Soulful legacy: Ustad Sultan Khan. Photo: PTI
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.
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.
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