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USTAD ALLA RAKHA JI

In 1964 Bishan Dass ji experimented to electronify the sitar and made a sitar with in-built ampli-speaker operated through batteries which were also in-built. He then presented this unique sitar to his Guru Pt. Ravi Shankar where he was introduced to Ustad Alla Rakha ji, both Pt.ji and Ustad ji were amazed to see and hear the sound of this sitar. Ustad Alla Rakhaji gave his kind blessings and regards in this context. When Bishan Dass ji of Rikhi Ram toured USA in 1970 he stayed in Ustad ji’s house in LA and met his young talented son Ustad Zakir Hussain, who is currently the icon of Tabla