The famous classical musician of the subcontinent, Ustad Rashid Khan, has passed away. A few days ago, the 56-year-old star was admitted to a hospital in South Kolkata. He passed away there today (January 9) at 3:45 pm. Rashid is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.
He was struggling with death for several days. It is known that the artist was suffering from prostate cancer for several years. He was responding to treatment. Recently, he had a brain hemorrhage (stroke). From there the situation started to deteriorate.
The famous singer has visited Bangladesh several times for classical music. He is also popular among the audience of this country.
Rashid was born on 1 July 1968 in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an artist of the Rampur-Saswan genre. The genre founded by Inayat Hussain Khan-Sahib. Rashid took lessons from another teacher of this genre, Ustad Nisar Hussain Khan-Sahib. Who was Rashid’s grandfather. Rashid also took training from Gwalior Gharana Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan-Sahib, Rashid’s uncle. Although primarily singing classical music, the artist has also sung many popular songs in fusion or Bollywood and Tollywood films. Received Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Padma Shri as well as Bangabibhushan Award from Bengal.