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Padma Award 2023 Famous Musician Ustad Zakir Hussain Will Awarded By Padma Vibhushan Profile

Republic Day 2023: The names of the Padma awardees have been announced on the eve of Republic Day. Famous tabla player Zakir Hussain has been awarded the Padma Vibhushan. In this sequence, Dilip Mahalanabis and Mulayam Singh Yadav, father of ORS, have got the honor of Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Zakir Hussain’s fans are spread all over the world.

Zakir Hussain was born on 8 March 1951 in Mumbai. His father’s name was Allah Rakha Khan. Zakir Hussain has inherited the art of tabla magic. His father was also a famous tabla player of his time. He started playing tabla at a very young age. At the age of 11, he did his first concert in America.

life changed like this

Zakir was the first Indian musician to be invited to the White House by former US President Barack Obama to participate in the ‘All-Star Global Concert’. After this, his career got a new turn and he also got a big way. In the year 1973, his first album ‘Living in the Material World’ was launched, which garnered a lot of accolades. Since then his career started touching heights.

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Zakir Hussain has been awarded the Grammy Award twice. An anecdote is famous about him. During an interview, he told that when he was 12 years old, he once went to a concert with his father, where many legends of the music world were present. One of the arrangers present on the stage called Ustad Zakir Hussain on stage and being the son of Alla Rakha Khan, he gave Hussain 5 rupees, which was one of the most precious gifts for him.

Zakir Hussain’s two daughters

He received 2 Grammy Awards in the year 1992 for his The Planet Drum and in 2009 for the Global Drum Project. Apart from this, he has also been awarded Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi. Zakir Hussain married Italian American and Kathak dancer Antonia Minecola in the year 1978, she was Italian American. He has two daughters ‘Anisa’ and ‘Isabella Qureshi’.

read this also: Padma Awards 2023: Father of ORS Dilip Mahalanabis will get Padma Vibhushan posthumously, know who he is

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