Music maestro Rashid Khan Death: Famous singer Rashid Khan died on Tuesday at the age of 55. He was fighting cancer for a long time. For whose treatment he was kept on ventilator support in a hospital in Kolkata. Rashid was born in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh and belonged to the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana.
Rashid Khan started his career at the age of just 11 years. Then in 1978, he got a chance to come on stage at the ITC concert in Delhi. After this, in April 1980, when Nisar Hussain Khan moved to ITC Music Research Academy (SAR) in Kolkata, Rashid Khan also became a part of this academy at the age of 14.
CM Mamta Banerjee expressed grief
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed condolences on the musician’s demise. He said, “This is a huge loss for the entire country and the music world. I am extremely sad and cannot believe that Rashid Khan is no more with us.
Cancer treatment was going on for a long time
According to media reports, Rashid had suffered a cerebral attack last month, after which his health further deteriorated. After being diagnosed with cancer, he started treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital, but then he decided to get treatment in Kolkata. People close to him told that during the treatment here, some improvement was being seen in Rashid Khan’s health.
Had learned the nuances of music from uncle
Rashid Khan was born in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. After this, he learned the nuances of music from his maternal uncle Ustad Nasir Hussain Khan (1909-1993) in Badaun. Rashid was the nephew of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. His uncle had sensed the musical talent in Rashid for the first time. Then he got Rashid initial training in Mumbai.
Rashid Khan gave voice in these films
Rashid Khan lent his voice in the song ‘Aaoge Jab Tum O Saajna…’ from the film ‘Jab We Met’ which became very popular. Apart from this, he also spread the magic of his voice in films like ‘My Name Is Khan’, ‘Raaz 3’, and ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’.
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