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Ali Akbar Khan’s father issues

(NYT) Ali Akbar Khan cut a live record at MoMA, scored ‘Little Buddha’ and feuded with his father over his film interest, being forgiven after his dad was impressed by his score for ‘Hungry Stones.’
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Ali Akbar Khan obit

(WaPo) Ali Akbar Khan, 87, a Bengali sarod maestro, died at his home near San Rafel. Americans asked, ‘How can you play music in India with all the tigers and snakes and monkeys you have to fight off?’ [Americans still ask.]
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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, 88

(Hindu) Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, 88, died at San Francisco on Friday. The Ustad was a colossus in the world of Indian classical music for the last five decades. He is survived by wife Mary, three sons and a daughter.