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Abdul Rashid Khan
Abdul Rashid Khan
Background information
Also known as Rasan Piya
Born 19 August 1908
Origin Uttar Pradesh, India
Died 18 February 2016 (aged 107)
Genres Hindustani classical music
Occupations Singer, resident guru at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata
Years active 1973–2013

Abdul Rashid Khan (19 August 1908 – 18 February 2016) was an Indian singer of Hindustani music. He performed khayal, dhrupad, dhamar and thumri.

Khan made several musical compositions. He was also a productive writer and poet. For his writing, he used the name Rasan Piya. He trained many students in his lifetime and became regarded as a "guru" at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata.

Khan died in 18 February 2016 from multiple organ failure. He was aged 107.


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