21-08-2008: Ustad Bismillah Khan (‘Shehnai’ Musician’) Indian Stamp


Ustad Bismillah Khan’s childhood name was Qamaruddin Khan. He was born on the 21st of March 1916, and he was an Indian musician. He made Shehnai popular across the country. The shehnai has long been regarded as a folk instrument, primarily used in ceremonies. Bismillah Khan was born into a family of Muslim musicians in the city of Dumraon, India. His father, Paigambar Bakhsh Khan, was a court musician in the court of Maharaja Keshav Prasad Singh of Dumraon Estate. His grandfather was also a musician in Dumraon Mahal. Bismillah Khan at the age of six moved to Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, he went to his maternal uncle there for training. In case you want to know more details about Indian stamps and miniature sheets, then you can visit our website Phylicy.com

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