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Music Maestro Rashid Khan Passes Away At 55 After Prolonged Battle With Cancer

Music maestro Rashid Khan died around 3:45 PM today at a private hospital in Kolkata. The Chief Minister of West Bengal expressed her condolence at the death of the Ustad.

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Ace music maestro Rashid Khan died a little while ago after a long-drawn battle with prostate cancer. He had been suffering for quite a long time and had been in the hospital for long. He was getting his treatment done at a private hospital in Kolkata. Before this, he was at the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital where he was rushed to after suffering a cerebral attack last month. However, he wanted to shift his treatment to Kolkata where he breathed his last today.

Rashid Khan was just 55. The news of his death was released to the media by the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee. After visiting the hospital, the CM said, “This is a great loss for the entire country and the entire music fraternity. I am in a lot of pain as I still can't believe that Rashid Khan is no more.”

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Reports earlier in the day suggested that he had been transferred to ventilator support, but that too wasn’t able to bring the music maestro back. He eventually left for his heavenly abode at 3:45 PM.

As per the latest reports, doctors at the hospital talking about the death of the Ustad, said, “We tried our best but failed. He passed away at around 3:45 PM.”

May his soul rest in peace.

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