Bismillah Khan 1916-2006

Varanasi :Legendary shehnai maestro and Bharat Ratna awardee Ustad Bismillah Khan expired after a cardiac arrest at 2.20 am today. He had
been ill for a while.

Born on March 21, 1916 in a family of court musicians, he was also was a part of a Bollywood film Goonj Uthi Shehnai ( 1959) where he performed his own refrain Dil Ka Khilona
Haaye Toot Gaya for music director Vasant Desai.