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Zakir Hussain

Zakir HussainBorn: 9-Mar-1951
Birthplace: India

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Occupation: Drummer

Nationality: India
Executive summary: Virtuoso tabla player

Often referred to as "Ustad", an honorific meaning "maestro". The Indian government distinguished him with the Padma Shri in 1990, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002.

Father: Ustad Allah Rakha (tabla player for Ravi Shankar, b. 1919, d. 2000)

    High School: St. Michael's High School, Mahim, India
    University: St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India

    Shakti 1975
    Tabla Beat Science 1999-
    Grammy Best World Music Album for Planet Drum (1992)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Black Friday (2004)
    Heat and Dust (Jan-1983)


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