Renowned Pakistani sitarist Ustad Raees Khan passes away
KARACHI: Renowned(प्रसिद्ध) Pakistani sitarist Ustad Raees Khan passed away here on Saturday, media reports said on Sunday. He was 77. Khan is survived (बच जाना) by his singer-wife Bilqees Khanum and four sons, Dawn reported. Born in Indore in Madhya Pradesh in 1939 into a family of musicians, he began playing sitar at a young age. Apart from performing at a number of concerts(संगीत कार्यक्रम) solo(एकल), Khan collaborated(सहयोग किया) with legendary shehnai player Ustad Bismillah Khan on stage. He also played sitar for film music composers. After marrying Bilqees Khanum in the 1980s, Khan moved to Pakistan, the Dawn reported. Singer Lata Mangeshkar expressed her condolences(संवेदना).
"Meri unko bhavpurna shraddhanjali (My heartfelt tributes)," she tweeted.