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Ustad Raees Khan

Sitar maestro Ustad Raees Khan passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: The nation was deprived of another classical music legend on Saturday as one of the most outstanding sitar players Ustad Raees Khan passed away in Karachi after protracted illness. He was 77 at time of demise and left behind a wife – famed singer Bilqees Khanum – and four sons. Khan was born in Indian city of Indore on Nov 25, 1939 in a family of musicians. He belonged to Mewati Gharana of Indian classical music and started learning music from his elders at a very young age. His maternal grandfather…