Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan
"Following a gorgeous classical Indian alap sung by Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan over a rumbling bass drone, the first 21 cells made for a splashy, variegated opening."
- New York Times

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Lab of mischief is cradle of music

June 15: Kairana, chosen by the BJP for a transformation into a discordant dateline, has a mellifluous past. Kairana is the birthplace of Kirana Gharana, one of the most emotional schools in Hindustani classical music, whose practitioners include legendary singers such as Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Begum Akhtar, Gangubai Hangal, Mohammed Rafi and Roshan Ara Begum. […]

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The others who left Kairana, many decades ago

Kairana, or Kirana, was the birthplace of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan (1872- 1937), one of the greatest musical minds Hindustani classical music has ever seen. Weeks after a lawmaker alleged that there had been an exodus from this small Uttar Pradesh town in Shamli district, Kairana is still in news. While time will tell if […]

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