Bollywood Music Fraternity, including names such as Shankar Mahadevan, Salim Merchant, singer Shilpa Rao and Armaan Malik, along with many others pays tribute to Late Ghulam Mustafa Khan, who passed away on Sunday.
Legendary Indian classical musician and Padma Vibhushan awardee Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan who passed away at his Mumbai residence on Sunday afternoon has been laid to rest with full state honors on Sunday evening.
Music fraternity fondly remembered the legend on their respective social media profile and expressed their grief.
Singer Shankar Mahadevan shared, “A guru that trained so many popular singers of our country and an amazing ustad who has given us some unbelievable music has moved on!! We will miss you Ustaadji!! Prayers to the family @khanrabbani”
Singer Shilpa Rao expressed, “Today the world is empty. I’m heartbroken ... prayers for my beloved Ustad Ji. Someone who blessed each and every student with such a beautiful heart. I aim to be a better artist because you taught me to. Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Saheb you made this world a better place with your music. Prayers for your beautiful soul.....#shilparao #ustad #teacher #music #love #respect”
Singer and composer Salim Merchant wrote, “It's a famous Buddhist saying - "Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air. Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan is no more. His legacy & music will live on forever. I’m privileged & honoured to have met him several times & also share my birthday with the legend. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, followed by Padma Bhusan in 2006 and Padma Vibhushan in 2018. Sharing a picture with him which is very close to me. Going to cherish these moments with him forever.”
Singer Armaam Malik wrote, “Such a big loss to the musical world…”
The celebrated musician breathed his last breath at 12:37 pm today and has been laid to rest with full state honors. Khan was an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani classical music tradition, belonging to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana.