Google celebrates Ustad Alla Rakha's 95th birthday
Internet search engine Google commemorated the 95th birthday of tabla maestro Ustad Alla Rakha Tuesday by honouring him with a colourful doodle.
The doodle depicted a smiling Alla Rakha, wearing a white kurta with orange embroidery, playing tabla.
The Padma Shri recipient was born in Phagwal village of Jammu. He was a frequent accompanist of sitar player Pandit Ravi Shankar. The duo had created many magical jugalbandis.
He was conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1982.
He died in 2000, following a heart attack.
(Posted on 29-04-2014)