India Today

1950s-60s 1980s


Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar travelled abroad to showcase Indian music and culture.

The popularisa­tion of the sitar by Ravi Shankar inspired many foreign musicians to come down to India and collaborat­e. Among the other classical musicians who started travelling abroad were

Gulshan Kumar launched the T-series label, which released covers of popular film songs, sung by the likes of Sonu Nigam and Anuradha Paudwal, and also

bhajans in the form of affordable cassettes. It also started the trend of remixes that later became a genre.

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