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India is blessed to have contributed immensely to the music world. Many talented musicians that hailed from our country have taken our rich music and culture to various places in the world. The classical music of our country is rated as some of the best in the world. In fact many Professional Spas play Indian classical music as they are a bliss to our ears. According to www.thehindu.com/entertainment/music/zakir-hussain-the-student-must-inspire-the-teacher-to-teach/article22804856.ece classical music of old times are very soothing and peaceful. They tend to have a calming effect on its listeners. The music of present time doesn’t have the same effect. Let us talk about some of the most eminent Indian musicians who will never be forgotten by the people till ages:
The first on our list is Zakhir Husain who has won many hearts through his beats exciting performance and rhythm. He has received prestigious awards like Padma Shri in the year 1988 and Padma Bhushan in the year 2002. The list of awards can go in a never ending manner. He is known as the legend of famous Indian fusion music.
Ustad Bismillah khan will never be forgotten from our hearts even if a century passes away. One of the most famous classical musician of his time, he performed across the Globe and spread our rich culture everywhere. He even received Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri for his great contribution to Indian music.
Pandit Ravi Shankar is an eminent sitar player. He was famous for his contribution to the Indian classical music. He worked as a composer and also as a top performer. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1999.
A.R. Rehman is the musician of the era where Indian music underwent tremendous transformation. He is a songwriter, singer, composer, musician, music producer, philanthropist and multi instrumentalist. The contributions of this great singer has given him the Mauritius National Award and in 1995 the Malaysian Award. In the year 2010 he received one of the most prestigious award of our country the Padma Bhushan.
Shiv Kumar Sharma is known as one of the most famous santoor player. He took his training from his father the famous musician Pandit Uma Dutt Sharma. Music was in his family. His passion made him the recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Padmashree.
The famous Sitar player Pandit Ravi Shankar was a famous Indian musician who had brilliant skills in fusing the Easter and Western music styles. He gained worldwide popularity from his heart winning performances across the globe.
When discussing about the legends of Indian music industry we can never forget the great works of famous Indian vocalist Bhimsen Joshi. He was a professional classical music artist. He was one of the most respected musician of all times. He also got internationally recognized for his great music which later made him the recipient of Bharat Ratna in 2008 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship by Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1998. His ability to entertain the audience was incomparable to any other artist in those times.