Zakir Hussain - The world class Drum player
India is traditionally a rich country in the music field. India produces many great musicians, composer and singers. In these great musicians Ustad Zakir Hussain is a notable name in the Indian and World music. Ustad Zakir Hussain is an Indian tabla(Drum) player, musical producer, film actor and soundtrack composer. He is born on the 9th Mar of 1951 in Mumbai, India. He belongs to the legendary tabla player Ustad Alla Rakha family. Since the childhood, Zakir Hussain was a genius, and was touring around the world. In the 51st Grammy Awards, Zakir Hussain won the Grammy in the Contemporary World Music Album category for his collaborative album "Global Drum Project".
Fact file of Ustad Zakir Hussain
* Zakir Hussain was born in Mumbai, India.
* Zakir Hussain Father was a legendary tabla player Alla Rakha.
* Zakir Hussain finished High School study in St. Michael's in Mahim
* Zakir Hussain graduated from St Xaviers, Mumbai.
* Zakir Hussain have two younger brothers, Taufiq Qureshi and Fazal Qureshi.
* Zakir Hussain is a founding member of Bill Laswell's 'World Music Supergroup' Tabla Beat Science.
* Zakir Hussain wife name is Antonia Minnecola, who is a Kathak dancer, teacher and his manager.
* Zakir Hussain has two daughters Anisa Qureshi and Isabella Qureshi.
* Achieved the titles of Padma Shri in 1988, and Padma Bhushan in 2002 for his excellent in the music field.
* Achieved the Indo-American Award in 1990.
* In the year of 1991 achieved the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
* In 1992 achieved the first-ever Grammy for Best World Music Album for Planet Drum album.
* In 2005, he was named an Old Dominion Fellow by the Humanities Council at Princeton University.
* In 2007 Zakir Hussain named Best World Music and Best World Beat Drummer respectively in readers’ polls from both Modern Drummer and Drum! magazines.
* In 51st Grammy Awards of 2009, Zakir Hussain won the Grammy in the Contemporary World Music Album category for his collaborative album "Global Drum Project".