Jan 25 2013, 2:15pm CST | by Luigi Lugmayr
Kolkata, Jan 25 — Buoyed by the Padma Bhushan award bestowed on him Friday, classical vocalist Ustad Rashid Khan Friday dedicated it to the people of West Bengal "for the love they have showered on me all these years".
The Ustad was earlier conferred the Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards in 2006.
"West Bengal has given me lot of love. People of the state have showered me with their affextion. I also love them a lot. This is an award not to me, but to the state and its people. I dedicate the award to them," said Rashid Khan, the great grandson of Rampur-Sahaswan gharana founder Inayat Hussain Khan.
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