Shafaat Ahmed Khan

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Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan (1944, India - 2005, New Delhi, India), was a noted tabla master.

Khan, who hailed from the Delhi Gharana, was the son of tabla master Shamma Khan. He was a recipient of Padma Shree award in 2004. Khan had played with top classical artistes like Pt.Ravi Shankar, Pt.Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ustd. Amjad Khan, Pt.Bhimsen Joshi, Pt.Jasraj and Pt.Hari Prasad Chaurasia, besides himself as solo artist. Khan was popular among artistes because of humble nature and down to earth attitude. Khan was a recipient of the fourth highest Indian civilian award, Padma Shri in 2003.[1] He died in 2005 after being diagnosed with acute Hepatitis-B.[2]


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