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.

Working on Indian films becomes a task: Zakir Hussain

Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain, who has returned to music composition after eight years with the crossover movie "For Real", says he doesn`t work on many films because it becomes a task. He is also impressed with the new crop of talent on the Indian music scene.

Zakir Hussain to enthral at Edinburgh

Zakir`s beats are all set to dance with choreographer Alonzo King in ‘Rasa’.

After Rahman, Zakir bags Grammy nod

The Tabla maestro has been nominated for Grammy award in the Best Classical Crossover album category.