Brij Bhushan Kabra

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Brij Bhushan Kabra (1937 – 12 April 2018) was an Indian musician. He popularized the guitar as an instrument in Indian classical music.[1] He was born in Jodhpur, British Raj.[1]

Kabra became the first Indian musician to play raga on the guitar, performed publicly, and recorded the successful album Call of the Valley (1967) with bansuri player Hariprasad Chaurasia and santoor player Shivkumar Sharma in 1960.

Kabra died on 12 April 2018 in Ahmedabad, India of multiple organ failure at age 81.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gilbert, Andrew (2008-04-06). "Sliding between cultures, instruments". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  2. Somasundaram, Kannan (13 April 2018). "Sliding guitar gently weeps". The Times of India. The Times Group. TNN. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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