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We remember the 22nd death anniversary of Tabla legend Shaik Dawood Khan (1916-1992)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on May 21, 2014

...the young SDK (1932)

…the young SDK (1932)

Shaik Dawood Khan (16 December 1916 – 21 March 1992)also known as Ustad Shaik Dawood & Sheik Dawood, was a performer on the Indian tabla. He was formerly a staff artist in All India Radio.

Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan was born in Sholapur. His father Hashim Sahib was a draughtsman in the PWD (Public Works Dept.), Bijapur.

Shaik Dawood received his training under several notable masters. These include Mohammad Kasim of Sholapur, Ustad Alladiya Khan of Hyderabad, Ustad Mohammad Khan of Hyderabad, Ustad Chote Khan of Hyderabad, and Ustad Mahboob Khan of Miraj.

In his lifetime he accompanied most of the great musicians of the era. These include Aftab-e-Mausiki Ustad Fayyaz Khan, Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (vocal), Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Barakat Ali Khan, Roshanara Begum, Abdul Wahid Khan (Begum Akhtar’s Guru), Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Sawai Gandharva, Pandit Basawaraj Raj Guru, Nazakat Salamat, Mushtaq Hussain Khan, Pandit D. V. Paluskar, Pandit Vinayak Rao Patwardhan, Ustad Allaudin Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Girija Devi,,Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan.

In his life he received numerous awards. These include the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award – 1991. Unfortunately he was too ill to attend the award ceremony and died shortly after the awards ceremony.

(Source: 05/2014 –

SDK as solist (1969)…

Ustd. Nisar Hussain Khan with Raga Yaman (1965)
(being accompanied by Ustd. Shaik Dawood (Tabla) and Ustd. Qhayam Hussain Khan (Sarangi))



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