Ustad Rashid Khan: A gloriously original exponent of Hindustani classical music

The late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, on any measure one of India’s all-time great Hindustani classical music exponents, once described Ustad Rashid Khan as the future of Hindustani classical music. That indeed turned out to be true, but Khan’s supreme talent was extinguished rather early on January 9 at age 55 after he passed away due to prostate cancer.