After then, at the age of 14, Bismillah Khan accompanied his uncle to the Allahabad Sangeet Sammelan. Bismillah khan’s health deteriorated on 17th March 2006, and he was admitted to Varanasi Hospital. Bismillah Khan’s last wish was to perform at India Gate, but his wish could not be fulfilled. He wanted the martyred Indian Battalion to pay tribute to the Army. He died of a heart attack on 21st August 2006. He was buried under a neem tree in old Varanasi with a 21-gun salute from the Indian Army and with a shehnai. After then, the Sangeet Natak Akademi institute was known as Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in 2007.