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Zakir Hussain Ustad
Tabla Maestro
Ustad Zakir Hussain
• Born : 9th March, 1951
• Birth Place : Mumbai, India
  • Son of Tabla Maestro Ustad Allarakha.
  • Has worked with many Western and Indian artists alike and has produced many works for fusion e.g. with John McLaughlin in 'Shakti'.
  • Has tried his hands at composing music for movies like 'In Custody' and 'Heat and Dust' by Ismail Merchant and 'Little Buddha' by Bernardo Bertolucci.
  • Received the 1999 National Heritage Fellowship in U.S., an award given to outstanding artist in traditional arts.
  • Is a founding member of Bill Laswell's 'World Music Supergroup' Tabla Beat Science.
  • Making Music (1987), The One and Only (1992), Music of the Deserts (1993), Magical Moments of Rhythm (1997), And the Rhythm Experience (1998) etc. are some of his masterpiece works.
  • Awarded Padma Shri (1988) and Padma Bhushan (2002) by Government of India.
  • Received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1991.
  • Awarded 'Grammy' for Best World Music Album (1992) for 'Planet Drum' which was co-created and produced by him and Mickey Hart.

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