The world hailed him as the Einstein of the tabla.

As a tribute to his contributions to the Hindustani Classical Music, Department of Performing Arts, Lovely Professional University is organizing Ustad Alla Rakha Khan’s 100th Year Anniversary today. We look forward to a grand musical celebration!

Ustad Allarakha Qureshi (29 April 1919 – 3 February 2000), popularly known as Alla Rakha, was an Indian tabla player specialized in Hindustani Classical music. He was a frequent accompanist of sitar player Ravi Shankar.

Rakha popularised the art of tabla, playing across the globe, elevating the status and respect of his instrument. “Abbaji” (as he was affectionately known by his disciples) also bridged the gap between Carnatic music and Hindustani music by playing with both renowned Carnatic musicians and other Hindustani stalwarts.