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|On Sankha's Gurus page 2 (notes by Sankha)|
|Ustad Allarakha Khan|
great personality. A thinker of the most sophisticated rhythm style which
has never been easy to count.
He created a new style of his own on the base of PUNJAB GHARANA which we can easily label ALLARAKHA KHAN GHARANA.
Always a very humble kind and friendly person with his
disciples, he was like a responsible fatherly guardian. He was always involved
in creating special rhythm patterns very different from contemporary compositions.
In the classical realm, he was a tremendously powerful performer of any style of music.
|Ustad Allarakha Khan became famous in the west through performing with Pandit Ravi Shankar. Allarakha's son, Ustad Zakir Hussein, is presently the most wellknown tabla player in the world.|