Ali Akbar Khan , 87

“Khan established music schools in Calcutta, California (where he was based from 1965 onwards) and Switzerland. He toured throughout the world, and composed and recorded prolifically. Khan was “discovered” by the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who first met him on a visit to India in 1952, declaring him to be “an absolute genius, the greatest musician in the world”. Within three years, Menuhin had facilitated Khan’s breakthrough as an international artist, organising his American debut at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.”