Renowned Classical Singer Rashid Khan Passes Away at 55

Ustad Rashid Khan, a prominent classical singer, succumbed to prostate cancer at the age of 55 in Kolkata.

Battle with Prostate Cancer

Khan was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer and suffered a cerebral stroke in December. His health deteriorated, leading to his hospitalization.

Hospital's Confirmation

Hospital officials confirmed Khan's passing, stating he was on a ventilator. Despite efforts, he passed away around 3:45 PM.

Condolences from Bengal Chief Minister

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed deep sorrow, calling Khan's death a great loss for the country and the music fraternity.

Legacy of a Maestro

Rashid Khan, belonging to the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, was known for his mastery in vilambit khayals and blending Hindustani vocals with Sufi-inspired music."

Versatility in Bollywood

Apart from classical renditions, Khan contributed to Bollywood hits like 'Aaoge Jab Tum,' earning acclaim for his unique style.

Awards and Recognitions

Acknowledged with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Khan's contributions to music were celebrated nationally.

Musical Influence

Recognized as the 31st generation of Mian Tansen, Khan's musical journey started in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh, and flourished in Kolkata.

Final Farewell

Khan's body will be at Rabindra Sadan for tributes, where he will receive a gun salute and state honors before the last rites.

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