Eminent Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan, one of the best-known players of the instrument after the legendary Bismillah Khan, passed away in Kolkata on Wednesday following prolonged illness.
Suffering from kidney-related problems, he was hospitalised for the past few days and breathed his last on Wednesday morning, family members said.
Ustad Khan was felicitated with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Hindustani instrumental music.
The musician had also played at the inauguration ceremony of Doordarshan in 1973.
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