Recipient of Padma Bhushan in 1958, and the Padma Vibhushan in 1971, Baba Allauddin Khan was a
In 1918 Baba formed the Maihar Band with the aim of providing solace to orphaned children after an epidemic. Today the Maihar band is in its fifth generation. The current band performs at various cultural events in Madhya Pradesh, and also travels to other cities of the country to perform. Band members also teach other budding musicians at their music school in Maihar town.
Recipient of Padma Bhushan in 1958, and the Padma Vibhushan in 1971, Baba Allauddin Khan was amusician of the Maihar court (gharana). Other prominent musicians from this gharana included the late Pandit Ravi Shankar and late Nikhil Banerjee. Baba Allauddin Khan invented musical instruments like the nal-tarang, jal-tarang and chandra-sarang, among others, despite the limited resources in a small town like Maihar.
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