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The Rediff Special/Pandit Ravi Shankar

March 16, 2004

Ustad Vilayat Khan's death is a great loss for Indian classical music. He not only inherited music from his forefathers but, with his genius, brought it to a much higher standard. He also developed his own distinctive style of sitar playing. Fortunately, he has left behind his sons, a few near relatives and wonderful students who will be able to carry on his legacy.

I have always expressed my great admiration for this charming musician. We spent many wonderful moments together as young musicians and these precious memories will always be cherished.

Also read: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan salutes Ustad Vilayat Khan's memory

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