Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain at the Barbican

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain explores how Jazz influenced the popular music of India alongside Dave Holland and Chris Potter. A true master of the Indian Classical tradition – Zakir Hussain’s hypnotic percussive playing is unmistakable. Refusing to be confined to the music of his homeland, throughout the years he has embarked on a multitude of […]

Kishori Amonkar

The Allarakha Foundation and Family mourn the passing of the renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar of the Jaipur gharana. She sadly passed away in Mumbai, late on Monday (03 April 2017) after a brief illness. Our condolences go to all her family and friends. More details available here

Sitara Devi, the Kathak Queen

The AllaRakha Family deeply mourns the sudden passing away of Sitara Devi, the Kathak queen, on the 25th of Nov 2014. Sitara Devi was born in Calcutta in 1920 and moved to Mumbai at the age of 11. She became a leading Kathak dancer and helped bring the dance form to Bollywood. Rabindranath Tagor described […]

U Srinivas

The AllaRakha Foundation and the AllaRakha Family mourn the sudden passing away of the renowned musician U Srinivas (Feb 28, 1969 – Sept 19, 2014). Srinivas played an electric mandolin and had collaborated with Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook. He will truly be missed. We offer our condolences to his family […]

Ustad Mehdi Hassan

Our Condolences on sad demise of legendary Ghazal singer Ustad Mehdi Hassan (18th July, 1927- 13th June, 2012). Ustad AllaRakha family and Foundation mourns the sad death of legendary and unique Ghazal singer and vocalist of all times. May God rest his soul in peace. Ameen, summa Ameen!

Shri M. F. Hussain

The AllaRakha Foundation and the AllaRakha Family mourns the passing away of the world’s most renowned painter and a close family friend Shri M. F. Hussain. His demise has created a void in the world of art and he will be truly missed by us all.