Mumbai, Jan 17: One of the most noted and celebrated legendary Indian classical musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passes away in Mumbai.
He was 90 years old. Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar took to her Twitter handle to break the news of his sad demise.
Ustadji’s last rites will be performed at with state honour will be performed in Mumbai today.
As per reports, Ustadji’s mortal remain will leave at 7 PM today, Sunday 17th January from his residence (Bandra West). And the last rites with state honour will be performed at Santacruz (West) Kabrastan by 7:30-8 pm.
Who was Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan?
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan was an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani classical music tradition, belonging to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, followed by Padma Bhusan in 2006 and Padma Vibhushan in 2018. In 2003 he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest Indian recognition given to practising artists by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.