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Ustad Sultan Khan dies of kidney failure

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Published: Monday, November 28, 2011, 12:02 [IST]

Well known sarangi maestro and singer Ustad Sultan Khan passed away on Sunday afternoon due to kidney failure. The singer, who was undergoing dialysis for the past four years died on his way to the hospital.

The funeral of Ustad Sultan Khan, who died on Sunday afternoon will be held in his hometown Jodhpur. The 68-year-old Ustad Sultan Khan's first performance was at the All India Conference at the age of 11. He learnt sarangi from his father Gulab Khan and twice won the Sangeet Natya Academy Award.

Ustad Sultan Khan is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 2010 and will be long remembered for his song 'Piya Basanti Re' and 'Albela Saajan' in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

Oneindia, on behalf of all its' readers bid farewell to the music maestro.

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