Ustad Alla Rakha Khan (1919-2000) was a master of the Punjab school of tabla performance. He began his musical career in radio and composed music for more than two dozen films. His partnership with Ravi Shankar brought him worldwide recognition as a percussionist and brought Hindustani music to international attention. He also performed solo and in duets and trios with his sons Zakir Hussain and Fazal Qureshi.

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The Guardian: Alla Rakha
Obituary by Reginald Massey.
John Byrne Cooke Photography
Photographs of Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha performing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.
Rediff On The Net: Ustad Alla Rakha Chat
Transcript of a chat session held in 1999.
NPR : Usted Allarakha Khan
Interview with Indian music promoter Balwant Dixit. (February 04, 2000)
The Music Magazine: Following Another Beat
Article by Sugandhi Ravindranathan. (January 01, 2000)
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