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Demise of musical stalwart Ustad Ali Akbar Khan…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on June 19, 2009

Swara Samrat Maestro Ali Akbar Khan

April 14, 1922 – June 18, 2009

My Father taught me music the way most parents
teach their children to speak. He was 110 years old
when he died, and until that time he played constantly,
sometimes 23 hours a day.

Ali Akbar Khan

(Source: – Our most beloved Khansahib passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday evening. Khansahib had been a dialysis patient since 2004, and had been enduring numerous health issues ever since. The great Maestro had continued his music teachings publically at the Ali Akbar College until just weeks ago, and continued to teach music at home until the day he died.

Sarode maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (1988 / Wikipedia)

Sarode maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (1988 / Wikipedia)

The memorial service and burial will be held at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetary (2500 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901), Sunday, June 21st at noon, followed by a gathering at the AACM. Due to the overwhelming amount of phone calls, please send all correspondence via email to . (Rec.: All messages will be received and as many as possible will be responded to.)

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to AACM for the Ali Akbar Khan Library.

Press review…

A lovers melody (Rag Zila Kafi)

More AACM videos here (sample clips of Instrumental, Vocal and Tabla).

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