Abdul Rashid Khan

Indian singer

Abdul Rashid Khan (19 August 1908 – 18 February 2016) was an Indian singer of Hindustani music.[1][2] He performed khayal, dhrupad, dhamar and thumri.

Abdul Rashid Khan
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Abdul Rashid Khan
Background information
Also known asRasan Piya
Born19 August 1908
OriginUttar Pradesh, India
Died18 February 2016 (aged 107)
GenresHindustani classical music
Occupation(s)Singer, resident guru at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata
Years active1973–2013

Khan made several musical compositions. He was also a productive writer and poet. For his writing, he used the name Rasan Piya. He trained many students in his lifetime and became regarded as a "guru" at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata.

Khan died in 18 February 2016 from multiple organ failure. He was aged 107.


  1. "The tapestry of tradition : YOUR WEEK News". India Today. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  2. Jaskiran Kapoor (2010). "The centennial man". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2012-03-25.