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Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain to perform live in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

and 2002 recipient Ustad Hussain is all set to perform live at the here on Thursday, in memory of the Kendra's founding member

The 67-year-old Hussain, who has been associated with the Kendra since the last four decades, will be performing after a gap of eight years, the cultural centre said in a statement.

In 1999, Hussain was honoured with the United States National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship -- the highest award given to traditional artists and musicians.

Still recalled as the face of the "Wah Taj" advertising campaign, he became a household name owing to his brilliant performances.

The centre's and Charat Ram's daughter recalled her 35-year-old association with the maestro: "I still remember the day when he performed for the Kendra for the first time. He was actually a last moment entry to the musicians we had in our annual festival.

"Two musicians from were supposed to perform but it got cancelled at the end and I still remember how beautifully he handled the whole situation by his performance," she said in a statement.

The live concert will have the tabla maestro accompanied by his frequent collaborators Anantha R. Krishnan on mridangam, on sarangi and on dholak.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 16:48 IST