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DNA: Today in History, May 13, 2016

Watch history moment to learn the events that occurred on this very date i.e May 13.

Fusion has existed in India for a thousand years: Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain

Fusion has existed in India for a thousand years: Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain doesn't like being called the "flagbearer" of fusion music, which he says has "existed in India for a thousand years".

Cop sits on woman officer's lap; pic goes viral on social media

Cop sits on woman officer's lap; pic goes viral on social media

Two pictures were posted in Facebook and WhatsApp in which Head Constable Zakir Hussain was seen sitting on the lap of a woman SPO.

Tabla maestro Zakir for Symphony Orchestra of India

Tabla maestro Zakir for Symphony Orchestra of India

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain has been commissioned to create a new orchestra piece for the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI), set to premiere this September.

President pays tributes to Zakir Hussain

President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday paid floral tributes at Rashtrapati Bhavan to former president Zakir Hussain on the occasion of his birth anniversary.

Zakir Hussain to work with Big B in TV show

Actor Zakir Hussain, who plays a politician in the recently released film `Amitabh Bachchan`, is gearing up to work with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a new TV show.

Tabla has fit in this time and generation: Zakir Hussain

Tabla is one of those rare musical instruments that has maintained its universal appeal even in this age, said eminent table player Ustad Zakir Hussain, who kicks off his Masters of Percussion series of performances across North America this week.

TV helps promote classical music: Zakir Hussain

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain says he supports reality shows on TV as they promote musical understanding and make classical music popular.

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive in lawless tribal belt

A three-day anti-polio drive has been launched in the lawless tribal belt of northwest Pakistan to vaccinate over 220,000 children though women health workers are not part of the campaign for security reasons.

Pak-born daughter of Alla Rakha faces hard times

Pakistan-born daughter of Indian tabla maestro Alla Rakha has fallen on hard times, grappling with psychological problems and living in solitude since her only son was murdered eight years ago.

Zakir Hussain open to acting in films again

Zakir Hussain says he is not averse to face the camera and would like to act again if good projects come his way.

I am not torchbearer of Indian classical music: Zakir Hussain

He may be one of the greatest percussionists around but tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain is wary of being seen as the "torchbearer" of Indian classical music.

Zakir Hussain, Shillong Chamber Choir to jam together

Zakir Hussain and Shillong Chamber Choir are set to share the stage together at a fund-raiser, organised by actor Rahul Bose`s NGO The Foundation.

Salman Khurshid says NGO held camps, shows pics

Law Minister Salman Khurshid admitted the need for a probe into "forgery" of an Uttar Pradesh government official`s signature on a letter sanctioning release of funds to his NGO.

Kejriwal demands resignation of Khurshid, Louise denies allegations

India Against Corruption leader Arvind Kejriwal announced an indefinite agitation to demand the resignation and arrest of Law Minister Salman Khurshid over alleged financial irregularities in his NGO.

Hariharan to bring out `Hazir 2` with Zakir Hussain

After working with Zakir Hussain in the album `Hazir`, singer Hariharan is all set to launch a sequel soon.

Assam MLA marries Facebook friend, embraces Islam

The controversial second marriage of Assam Congress MLA from Borkhola Dr Rumi Nath and her bold conversion to Islam before marrying her Facebook friend has sparked a communal tension in Guwahati.

`Kiss Me` singer Noelia wants to collaborate with Zakir Hussain

Puerto Rican pop singer Noelia of `Kiss Me` fame says she is eager to collaborate with Indian tabla maestro Zakir Hussain.

DMDK to field Zakir Husain for Pudukottai bypoll

Actor-politician Vijaykanth-led DMDK Wednesday decided to field N Zakir Hussain as its candidate for the June 12 bye-election to the Pudukkottai assembly constituency.

Eager to compose music for Bollywood

Zakir Hussain is eager to make music for Bollywood films again.