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Ekushey Medal winning Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan is no more

Shahadat Hossain Khan, 62, a renowned sarod player, died of corona at Crescent Hospital in the capital Saturday evening.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, as well as numerous students and fans. Shahadat Hossain was admitted to Crescent Hospital 12 days ago.

His nephew sitar player Firoz Khan confirmed the death to the media. Shahadat Hossain Khan was born on July 7, 1956 in a musical family in Cumilla. His father Ustad Abed Hossain Khan was a renowned musician and sitar player.

His grandfather Ustad Ayet Ali Khan was a renowned musician of the subcontinent and younger brother of Ustad Alauddin Khan.

His two uncles are renowned musician Bahadur Hossain Khan and music researcher and writer Mubarak Hossain Khan.

Ustad Shahadat Hossain was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1994 for his contribution to music. He was also felicitated by the State Music Academy, Calcutta.