Amjad Ali Khan
Born: 9 October 1945
- He is an Indian classical sarod player, best known for his clear and fast ekhara taans.
- Khan first performed in the United States in 1963 and continued into the 2000s, with his sons.
- He was awarded India’s second highest civilian honor Padma Vibhushan in 2001.
- Khan was awarded 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award.
- He received Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 1991, and Padma Vibhushan in 2001.
- He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 1989 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for 2011.
- He was awarded the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2004.
- The U.S. state Massachusetts proclaimed 20 April as Amjad Ali Khan Day in 1984.
- Khan was made an honorary citizen of Houston, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee, in 1997, and of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2007.
- He received the Banga-Vibhushan in 2011.
- A Gulzar directed documentary on Amjad Ali Khan won the Filmfare award in 1990.
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