One name that truly epitomizes the Hindustani classical music of the 20th century is that of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Often touted as Tansen of the 20th century, this musical genius blended the best of classical music and created a unique style of his own.
His style of singing had an effervescent melodic quality with a sense of enthusiasm. He had one of the most open-ended voices, which could easily master the flow of words while delivering the real essence of the song. This great musician made huge contributions to the field of Hindustani classical music in his short career span.
The Department of Posts issued a commemorative postage stamp on Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. The stamp portrays Khan Sahib in concert, with Surmandal in hand.
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