Ali Akbar Khan

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Born in 1922 in Shibpore, East Bengal, now Bangladesh, as son of the legendary Acharya Baba Allauddin Khan; died at 87 at his home in San Francisco on June 18, 2009, having suffered four years of kidney-related illness. His vocal training began at 3 and, after studying the surbahar, sitar and tabla, focused on the sarod.

Ali Akbar Khan was one of today's most accomplished Indian classical musicians. Late American violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who became one of his earliest champions in the West, said he considered Ali Akbar Khan "an absolute genius, the greatest musician in the world." Regarded as a "National Living Treasure" in India, he is admired by both Eastern and Western musicians for his brilliant compositions and his mastery of the sarod (a beautiful, 25-stringed Indian instrument).

Khan was the husband of Mary J. Khan (his third wife) and the former husband of Rajdulari Aliakbar Khan (his second wife). He was the father of Aashish Khan, Dhyanesh Khan, and Pranesh Khan, the brother of Annapurna Devi, the uncle of Shubho Shankar, the cousin of Bahadur Khan, the brother-in-law of Prof. Rooshikumar Pandya, and the former brother-in-law of Ravi Shankar (due to Shankar's marriage to his first wife, Annapurna Devi).
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ANG. 35283 Ali Akbar Khan - Music Of India album art Ustad Ali Akbar Khan*, Pandit Chatur Lal* Ustad Ali Akbar Khan*, Pandit Chatur Lal* - Music Of India (Album) Angel Records ANG. 35283 US 1955 Sell This Version
EALP 1251 Ali Akbar Khan - Music Of India album art Ravi Shankar And Ali Akbar Khan Ravi Shankar And Ali Akbar Khan - Music Of India (Album) His Master's Voice EALP 1251 India 1960 Sell This Version
EALP 1255 Ali Akbar Khan - Raga Todi / Raga Lajwanti album art Ali Akbar Khan Raga Todi / Raga Lajwanti (Album) His Master's Voice EALP 1255 India 1961 Sell This Version
EALP 1268, EALP. 1268 Ali Akbar Khan - Ali Akbar Khan album art Ali Akbar Khan Ali Akbar Khan (Album) His Master's Voice EALP 1268, EALP. 1268 India 1962 Sell This Version
PMAE 502 Ali Akbar Khan - Classical Indian Music album art Ravi Shankar And Ali Akbar Khan Ravi Shankar And Ali Akbar Khan - Classical Indian Music(LP) Parlophone, Parlophone Odeon PMAE 502 India 1962 Sell This Version
WPS-21433 Ali Akbar Khan - North Indian Master Of The Sarod album art Ali Akbar Khan North Indian Master Of The Sarod (Album) World Pacific Records WPS-21433 US 1964 Sell This Version
MOAE 125 Ali Akbar Khan - Ustad Ali Akbar Khan album art Ustad Ali Akbar Khan* Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Odeon MOAE 125 India 1964 Sell This Version
EALP. 1286 Ali Akbar Khan - Raga Prabhakali / Kaushi Bhairavi album art Ustad Ali Akbar Khan*, Pandit Kishan Maharaj* Ustad Ali Akbar Khan*, Pandit Kishan Maharaj* - Raga Prabhakali / Kaushi Bhairavi (Album) Odeon, His Master's Voice EALP. 1286 India 1964 Sell This Version
MOAE. 130 Ali Akbar Khan - Raga Miyan Ki Todi / Raga Zilla-Kafi album art Ustad Ali Akbar Khan* Raga Miyan Ki Todi / Raga Zilla-Kafi (Album) His Master's Voice MOAE. 130 India 1965 Sell This Version
PR 7403 Ali Akbar Khan - Ali Akbar Khan album art Ali Akbar Khan Ali Akbar Khan (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice PR 7403 US 1965 Sell This Version
EALP 1301 Ali Akbar Khan - Ustad Ali Akbar Khan album art Ustad Ali Akbar Khan* Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Album) Odeon, Odeon EALP 1301 India 1965 Sell This Version
S-MOAE 132, SMOAE. 132 Ali Akbar Khan - Duets album art Ravi Shankar / Ali Akbar* / Alla Rakha Ravi Shankar / Ali Akbar* / Alla Rakha - Duets (Album) His Master's Voice S-MOAE 132, SMOAE. 132 India 1965 Sell This Version
CS 1766 Ali Akbar Khan - Morning And Evening Ragas album art Ustad Ali Akbar Khan* Morning And Evening Ragas (Album) Connoisseur Society CS 1766 US 1966 Sell This Version
SMOAE. 141 Ali Akbar Khan - Raga Durga · Dhun In Khamaj album art Ustad Ali Akbar Khan* Raga Durga · Dhun In Khamaj (Album) His Master's Voice SMOAE. 141 India 1966 Sell This Version
CM462 Ali Akbar Khan - Master Musician Of India album art Ustad Ali Akbar Khân* Master Musician Of India (Album) Connoisseur Society CM462 US 1966 Sell This Version
CS 2001 Ali Akbar Khan - Great Drums Of India album art Mahapurush Misra, Ali Akbar Khan Mahapurush Misra, Ali Akbar Khan - Great Drums Of India(LP, RE) Connoisseur Society CS 2001 US 1967 Sell This Version
CS 1967 Ali Akbar Khan - Pre-Dawn To Sunrise Ragas album art Ali Akbar Khan Pre-Dawn To Sunrise Ragas Connoisseur Society CS 1967 US 1967 Sell This Version
EASD 1319, EASD.1319 Ali Akbar Khan - Ali Akbar Khan album art Ali Akbar Khan Ali Akbar Khan His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice EASD 1319, EASD.1319 India 1967 Sell This Version
WP-21435 Ali Akbar Khan - Sound Of The Sarod album art Ali Akbar Khan Sound Of The Sarod (Album) World Pacific Records WP-21435 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
EALP 1324 Ali Akbar Khan - Raga Des Malhar / Raga Nat Bhairav album art Ali Akbar Khan Raga Des Malhar / Raga Nat Bhairav (Album) His Master's Voice EALP 1324 India 1968 Sell This Version
CS 2007 Ali Akbar Khan - Baudelaire’s Flowers Of Evil (Les Fleurs Du Mal) album art Yvette Mimieux & Ustad Ali Akbar Khan* Yvette Mimieux & Ustad Ali Akbar Khan* - Baudelaire’s Flowers Of Evil (Les Fleurs Du Mal) (Album) Connoisseur Society CS 2007 US 1968 Sell This Version
844.546 PY, 844 546 PY Ali Akbar Khan - The Forty Minute Raga (Raga Marwa) album art Ali Akbar Khan The Forty Minute Raga (Raga Marwa) Connoisseur Society 844.546 PY, 844 546 PY France 1968 Sell This Version
CS-2015 Ali Akbar Khan - Shree Rag album art Ali Akbar Khân* Shree Rag (Album) Connoisseur Society CS-2015 US 1969 Sell This Version
CS-2012 Ali Akbar Khan - The 80 Minute Râga album art Ali Akbar Khân* The 80 Minute Râga (Album) Connoisseur Society CS-2012 US 1969 Sell This Version
CS-2011 Ali Akbar Khan - Ragmala album art Ustad Ali Akbar Khan* Ragmala Connoisseur Society CS-2011 US 1969 Sell This Version