The Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has paid his tributes to the Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan on his birth anniversary today. Remembering the great musician, he said that Ustad Bismillah Khan will always be remembered for his contribution to Indian Music for popularizing the musical instrument and playing the art of shehnai.
Ustad Bismillah Khan not only kept the tradition of classical music alive, but also took it to new levels. He has left behind a legacy for Indian music for which country will always remember him. He was also awarded Bharat Ratna for his contribution, the minister said.