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Banarasi Dhun
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Dhun in Raga Shivaranjani
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Thumri in Raga Khamaj
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Dhun (Chaiti)
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Raga Puriya Dhanashri

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Bismillah Khan

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Certain instruments become indelibly linked with particular performers. In the Hindustani realm, the santoor is closely associated with Shivkumar Sharma and the rudra vina with Zia Mohiuddin Khan, but historically, perhaps the closest and most intimate association has been with Bismillah Khan and the shehnai. Born in 1916, he has raised the status of one of India's most distinctively voiced instruments unprecedentedly. In its folk form this double-reeded instrument is used on ... Read more

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