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Ghazals of Begum Akhtar will now be available on Sony Music.


Updated: April 18, 2015 12:00:50 am

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Lovers of Begum Akhtar’s melodious ghazals have a reason to rejoice. Recordings by the ghazal legend will now be available as Sony Music announces the release of an exclusive album in commemoration of Akhtar’s birth centenary celebrations.

Dug out from National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) archives, the collection will feature ghazals and thumris recorded in 1973 at the (NCPA) Studios, and features the legendary Ustad Sultan Khan on sarangi and Mohammed Ahmed Khan on tabla.

The record company that has previously released rare and unheard recordings of music artistes such as Pandit Jasraj, Bismillah Khan, Rashid Khan, Kumar Gandharva and Hariprasad Chaurasia, among others will make these compositions available globally on CDs, LPs and digital formats.

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