New Delhi, April 29 IANS | 4 months ago

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)