Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan

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Khan in 2011

Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (February 15, 1927 – January 4, 2017) was an Indian sitar player and composer. Khan was born in Madhya Pradesh, India. He won the national awards Padma Shri (1970) and Padma Bhushan (2006) and was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 1987.[1][2] He composed musical movie scores for Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959), Kohinoor (1960) and Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1971).

Khan died on January 4, 2017 at his home in Mumbai, India from cardiac arrest, aged 89.[3]

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  1. "Padma Awards". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  2. "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees – Instrumental – Sitar". Sangeet Natak Akademi. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  3. Bella Jaisinghani (January 4, 2016). "Sitar maestro Ustad Abdul Halim dead". Times of India. Retrieved January 5, 2017.