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Answered by rkuldeep437

Ustad Bismillah Khan (21 March 1916 – 21 August 2006) (born as Qamaruddin Khan), often referred to by the honorific title Ustad, was an Indian musician credited with popularizing the shehnai, a subcontinental wind instrument of the oboe class. He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 2001, becoming the third classical musician after M. S. Subbulakshmi and Ravi Shankar to be accorded this distinction. He had great regard for Hindustani Classical Music.

Answered by Anonymous
The Shennai was played traditionally in the temple at the role courts and on the wedding occasions. The credit must go to Bismillah Khan to take this instrument on to the classical stage.

Bismillah Khan got his big break with the opening of all India radio in Lucknow in 1938.

Bismillah Khan played the Shennai. on 15th August 1947 at Red Fort. He was the first Indian to greet the nation with his musical instrument. This event was historic because we got independence on that day. He poured his heart out in the presence of number of people including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

He loved India very much that he refused to start a Shennai school in the USA. He load India so much and he did not want to settle anywhere except India. That's why he kept yearning to see Hindustan.

Bismillah Khan loves India and Banaras from the bottom of heart. He says that he misses the holy Ganga and India when he goes abroad. While in Mumbai he thinks of only Banaras and the holy river. And when he was in Banaras he remembers the unique Mattha of dumraon .

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