Renowned music maestro Ustad Rashid Khan, who has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer at a Kolkata-based hospital, is no more. The 55-year-old artist was on ventilator and was receiving oxygen support.
The musician's health took a downturn after experiencing a cerebral attack last month. The 55-year-old from the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana initially received treatment at Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital. However, at a subsequent stage, he opted to continue his treatment exclusively in Kolkata. According to sources close to him, since being admitted to the private hospital last month, he was responding positively to the treatment.
Born in Uttar Pradesh's Badayun, Rashid Khan received his initial training from his maternal grand-uncle, Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan (1909–1993). He is also the nephew of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.