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Bismillah Khan (1916–2006)

Bismillah Khan was born on March 21, 1916 in Dumraon, Bihar and Orissa Province, British India as Qamruddin Khan. He is known for his work on The Namesake (2006), Meeting a Milestone: Ustad Bismillah Khan (1989) and Sanadhi Appanna (1977). He died on August 21, 2006 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. See full bio »

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The Namesake
The Namesake Soundtrack
Sanadhi Appanna
Sanadhi Appanna Music Department
Goonj Uthi Shehnai
Goonj Uthi Shehnai Music Department


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 1977 Sanadhi Appanna (musician)
 1959 Goonj Uthi Shehnai (musician: shehnai - as Ustad Bismillah Khan)
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 1958 The Music Room
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 2006 The Namesake (performer: "Raag Mishra Mel Ki Malhar")
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 1989 Meeting a Milestone: Ustad Bismillah Khan (Documentary)
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Ustad Bismillah Khan

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