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Hints: Bismillah learnt from uncle Ali Bux — Vishnu temple of Benaras — Balaji and Mangla Maiya temples on Ganga — favourite places for Bismillah — selected for All India Radio (1938).— honour of playing shehnai on 15th August 1947 – Goonj Uthi Shehnai’ film — songs famous — performed in USA, Canada etc. — Fond of Benaras—.Symbol of India’s composite culture — Awarded Bharat Ratna in 2001.
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Ans. Bismillah Khan
Bismillah Khan was the greatest shehnai player India has ever produced. He was fascinated by the ‘shehnai’ playing of his uncle at the Vishnu Temple in Benaras. He became his disciple. Balaji temple at the bank of the holy Ganga was his favourite place. He played shehnai there. Mangla Maiya temple also attracted him. In 1938, he was selected for the All India Radio, Lucknow. He was the most popular shehnai player on radio. When India got independence on 15th of August 1947, Bismillah Khan became the first Indian to greet the nation with his shehnai. Famous film director Vijay Bhat was so much impressed by him that he named a film Goonj Uthi Shehnai’. The song ‘Dil ka Khilona Hai Toot Gaya’ became a nationwide superhit. Bismillah Khan was recognised and honoured by many countries. He gave his performances in the USA, UK and at various places. He was totally devoted to Benaras and the river Ganga. He missed them when he was abroad. Bismillah Khan was a symbol of rich and composite culture of India. He was awarded the highest civilian award the `Bharat Ratna’ in 2001.