Ghulam Mustafa Khan was born on 03 March 1931 in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh to a family of musicians. Apart from his father and grandfather who were legendary musicians, his mother was the daughter of Ustad Inayat Husain Khan, the founder of the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana of music. He performed for the first time in a concert when he was only 8 years of age. Interestingly, though he received his classical music training from his father, he expanded his repertoire and went on to learn the light and semi-classical forms such as thumri, dadra, kajri, ghazals, and bhajans. He was a doyen of music and his students include Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, A R Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, and many more. The Government of India honoured his contribution to Indian music with the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan in 1991, 2006, and 2018 respectively. Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passed away on 17 January 2021.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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