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Google celebrates Ustad Alla Rakha's 95th birthday

Posted on Apr 29 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, April 29 : 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.

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