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PM pays tribute to Ustad Bismillah Khan

August 21, 2006 15:06 IST

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Monday, hailed Ustad Bismillah Khan as one of the greatest musicians of the country and 'a phenomenal exponent' of India's composite culture. His ideals, Dr Singh said, would continue to inspire the coming generations.

"This is truly a sad day for the world of music. A legendary personality Ustad Bismillah Khan is no more with us. His passing away brings an end to an era," he told reporters.

Khan, the prime minister said, was "One of the greatest musicians. But, above all, he was a phenomenal exponent of the composite culture of our country."

"I join millions of his admirers and friends all over the world in mourning the passing away of this great personality, whom the nation has honoured with the highest civilian award of Bharat Ratna," Dr Singh said. He said Khan's 'legacy will survive his passing away. His ideas and ideals will continue to inspire generations of people in India'.



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