Bismillah Khan (1916–2006)

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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 Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959), The Namesake (2006) and Sanadhi Appanna (1977). He died on August 21, 2006 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. See full bio »
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Goonj Uthi Shehnai Music Department
The Namesake Soundtrack
Sanadhi Appanna Music Department
The Music Room Musician


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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)
Himself (as Ustad Bismillah Khan)
 1954 Realm of Sound (Documentary short)

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Ustad Bismillah Khan

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Bismillah Khan is probably world's most famous Shehnai player.

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