Zakir Hussain

Hindustani classical music, Musical Artist

1951 –

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Who is Zakir Hussain?

Zakir Hussain, is an Indian tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer.

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and Padma Bhushan in 2002, by Government of India. He has also been awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. In 1999, he was awarded United States National Endowment for the Arts's National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award given to traditional artists and musicians.

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Born
Mar 9, 1951
Mumbai
Also known as
  • Ustad Zakir Hussain
  • Zakir Hussein
  • Hussain, Zakir
  • Zaki Hussain
  • Zaakir Hussain
  • Shri. Zakir Hussain
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • India
Profession
Education
  • St Michael's High School
Employment
  • Founder, Moment Records

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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