04/01/2017 9:08 PM IST | Updated 04/01/2017 9:56 PM IST

Renowned Sitar Player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan Dead At 88

He innovated the unique music style of 'Jafferkhani Baaj'.

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MUMBAI -- Renowned sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, the last survivor of the 'Sitar Trinity' of India along with late Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan, died in Mumbai on Wednesday after a brief illness, a family member said.

He was 88.

He breathed his last at his Bandra residence around 5 P.M., his son and eminent sitar player Zunain A. Khan told IANS.

Conferred with the Padmashri, Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, Khan hailed from the Indore Gharana and is credited for innovating the unique music style of 'Jafferkhani Baaj'.

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