Maestro Evening | Ustad Zakir Hussain

Dhaka, February 2011. Ustad Zakir Hussain performs at Bangabandhu International Conference Center Photo: Monirul Alam

Ustad Zakir Hussain, the world’s notorious tabla player performing brilliant music event at evening  in Bangabandhu International Conference Center on February 23. Prothom Alo and Transcom group arrange the recitation in honor of the late Ustad Allarakha Khan, Zakir Hussain’s father and mentor.

Dhaka, February 2011. Ustad Zakir Hussain performs at Bangabandhu International Conference Center Photo: Monirul Alam

 

Ustad Allarakha played at the ‘Concert for Bangladesh’, organized by Pandit Ravi Shankar and George Harrison at Madison Square Garden of New York in 1971. The concert played a key role in drawing international support for Bangladesh during the Liberation War. To celebrate 40 years of independence, Prothom Alo and Transcom Group have taken the initiative to honour friends of Bangladesh who had provided much-needed support during the war.