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Mumbai: Noted sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan passes away at 88

Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, India's Noted Sitar Player Died In Mumbai On Wednesday After A Brief Illness.He Was 88. Khan Passed Away At His Home In Suburban Bandra, Family Sources Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 05 Jan 2017, 08:27:43 AM
Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, noted sitar player dies at 88 (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, India's noted sitar player died in Mumbai on Wednesday after a brief illness.He was 88. Khan passed away at his home in suburban Bandra, family sources said.

He was Conferred with the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awards.

He belonged to the Indore Gharana and was known the unique music style of 'Jafferkhani Baaj'.

His work is showcased in several Hindi films, including Mughal-E-Azam, Kohinoor, Goonj Uthi Shehnai and Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje.

Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan was the last of the Sitar Trinity that comprised Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan. 

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First Published : 05 Jan 2017, 08:13:00 AM

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