He was born in 1920 in Varanasi. He is a sitar player and composer. He played for the first time in the United States of America in 1956. He was 36 years old (He’s Norah Jones’s father).
In 1966, George Harrison from The Beatles began as his pupil and played the sitar in the song Norwegian Wood. Brian Jones from The Rolling Stones used the sitar too in 1969 during the Woodstock festival. He was the guru of all the major singers in the 1900’s.
He used sitar as a tool and achieved many awards like grammy(1967). Awarded padma Vibhushan for his excellence in music. In his 80’s he performs now at California and he took and is taking Indian music to great heights..
He was born in 1947. He is a famous composer, singer and violon player. He gave his first concert when he was 6 years old. He plays percussion instruments and the violon . He has done more than 150 recordings and has received many national and international awards.
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma played santoor he was a great musician. He took folk instrument and music to the international level.He had a bright carrer spanning of over 5 decades. He got the 2 nd highest civilian award of padma vibhushan. Other awards in his pocket of achievements are the gold and platinum disc, and other very special awards for amazing singing.
He had the mastery of Sarod. He is regarded as one of the greatest classical musicians of the 20 th century. Khan gave his first public performance at Allahabad.
Khan visited us at 1995 and gave a memorable concert for lord menuhin. Ustad Ali gave music in several films. He also achieved many national and international awards. He breathed his last at his music center at the age of 88.
M.S Subbalakshmi is a name that is synonymous with the world of carnatic music. Born in 1916 in Madurai, she was the first singer in india to be presented with a bharat ratna.Released her first album at the mere age of 10! She sang with a beautiful mealody and achieved many awards and made all the indians proud. Shewas given respect from Jawaharlal nehru and may other famous personalities. Sadly she passed away on 11 th december 2004.