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Death: Kishan Maharaj Famous Tabla Player

Death: Kishan Maharaj Famous Tabla Player

Famous Tabla player Pandit Kishan Maharaj was born on 3 September 1923. Kishan Maharaj was belonging to the Benaras family. He achieved unique fame in the field of music. He left the mark of music abroad. He received the education of classical music from his father Pandit Sri Hari Maharaj. After his father's death, he received further education from his uncle Pandit Baldev Sahay. Along with learning the tabla of Kishenji Maharaj, he consisted of several famous veteran musicians, including Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Pandit Omkar, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi etc.

While on one hand, he consisted of several veteran musicians on the tabla, while he also performed a single tabla playing in many localities. Apart from the country, he performed from Tabla abroad. He presented his musical art in the Commonwealth Art Festival in the UK in the year 1965. Pandit Kishan Maharaj was rich in personality. There was always a red tick on his forehead. His lifestyle was simple. Pandit Kishanji Maharaj was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, Padma Shri, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the Government of India. Kishan Maharaj died on May 4, 2008.

Related Question:-

Q.1 Which of these famous musicians was honoured with Padma Vibhushan?
A. Pandit Kishan Maharaj
B. Kumar Gandharv
C. Ustad Alla Rakha
D. Kumar Bose
Ans: Pandit Kishan Maharaj

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