Chatur Lal

Chatur Lal
Born 1925
Died October 1965 (aged 3940)
Genres Indian classical music
Instruments tabla
Associated acts Ali Akbar Khan, Ram Narayan, Ravi Shankar
Website Official website
Raga Multani
Raga Multani, an afternoon raga, performed by Abdul Wahid Khan in 1947 and accompanied by Lal on tabla and Ram Narayan on tambura[1]

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Chatur Lal (1925 October 1965) was a renowned Indian tabla player. Lal toured with Ravi Shankar, Aashish Khan, Baba Allauddin Khan, Nikhil Banerjee and Ali Akbar Khan in the 1950s and early 1960s and helped popularize the tabla in Western countries and made the nuances of this Indian drum.[2] Chatur Lal was born 1925 in Udaipur, Rajasthan.[2] Lal died October 1965.[3] His legacy is maintained by the Pandit Chatur Lal Memorial Society and his elder son Charanjit Chaturlal, his daughter-in-law Meeta Lal, his granddaughter Shruti Lal, and his grandson Pranshu Lal.

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  1. Sorrell, Neil; Narayan, Ram (1980). Indian Music in Performance: a practical introduction. Manchester University Press. p. 16. ISBN 0-7190-0756-9. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. 1 2 Naimpalli, Sadanand (2005). Theory and Practice of Tabla. Popular Prakashan. p. 107. ISBN 81-7991-149-7. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
  3. Sorrell 1980, p. 26

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