Importance Of Music In Swentieth Century

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Many musicians have made Indian Classical Music very rich by their creative power and genius. In this connection different high standard musicians of twentieth century are very famous and their names are: Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Ustad Allauddin Khan, Ustad Bade Ghulamali Khan, Ustad Alladiya Khan, Pandit Vishnu Digamber Paluskar and Pandit Omkarnath Thakur etc. But amongst these the names of Ustad Allauddin Khan is particularly admirable and unforgettable. By his stern music practice he has influenced music-world so much that he is called 'The master of Instrumental music '. He had got the knowledge of music by struggling the circumstances and with the aim of getting music education he had left home at a very tender age and suffered much in this way. He got the knowledge of vocal music under the kind tutelage of Nulo Gopal Bhattacharya, education of Mridang and Tabla under Nandlal Babu knowledge of violin claranet and Shahnai under Habudatt and Master Lobo. He got the knowledge of sarod under the guidance of Ahmad Ali and Ustad Wazir Khan gave him the knowledge of Sarod, Surbahar, Sur Singar, Rabab etc. Besides, he got the knowledge of music under supervision of Mohd. Hussain Khan, Haider Khan, Kallu Khan, Mushtaq Hussain Khan and Hafeez Khan etc. of Rampur gharana. He remained worshipper of music throughout his life and used to say "Sangeet hi meri jati hai aur Swar hi mera gotra."1 His contribution in development of string instruments is of paramount

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