|BIRTHDAY||28 August, 1928|
|BIRTH PLACE||Gauripur , Assam|
|AGE (in 2004)||75 Years Old|
Ustad Vilayat Khan was born on 28th August 1928 in Gauripur, British India. He is one of India's noted Sitar maestro and a Composer. Along with Ali Akbar Khan, Ravi Shankar, Nikhil Banerjee and Imrat Khan, Vilayat Khan was instrumental in introducing Indian Classical Music to the West. He recorded his foremost 78-RPM disc while he was just 8 years old and performed his last in a concert in 2004 at the age of 75.
Ustad Vilayat Khan died due to lung cancer on 13-03-2004. Before his death he had been recording for over 65 years, broadcasting on All India Radio and been seen as a Ustad for 60. He was the first Indian musician to play in England after independence in 1951.
|DEATHDAY||DEATH PLACE||DEATH COUNTRY|
|13 March, 2004||Mumbai, Maharashtra||India|