Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan passes away at 88
MUMBAI: Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, - the last survivor(अंतिमांश) of the 'Sitar Trinity(त्रिमूर्ति) ' of India along with the late Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan - died in Mumbai today after a brief illness, a family member said. He was 88. He breathed (सांस) his last at his Bandra residence(रहने का स्थान) around 5 pm, his son and sitar player Zunain A Khan . Conferred with the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, Mr Khan hailed(स्वागत) from the Indore Gharana and is credited for innovating the unique music style of 'Jafferkhani Baaj'.
Born in Jawra, Madhya Pradesh, he, during his music career spanning over six decades, played the sitar for various Bollywood films, including "Mughal-E-Azam", "Kohinoor", "Goonj Uthi Shehnai" and "Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje", among many others.