Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Bavi Begum Allarakha, wife of the tabla legend late Ustad Allarakha, passed away on 24th October 2009. Mother of tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, Khurshid, late Razia, Fazal and Taufiq Quereshi, she was known as Ammaji to all.Coming from a simple background, Ammaji was extremely far sighted and gave her children the best facilities, and most of all, the self confidence to be independent. While her husband Ustad Allarakha often travelled for concerts, she ensured best education and finest upbringing for her children.This generosity was further extended to students who came to study with Abbaji and later with Zakir. She leaves behind a very large extended family of people whose lives were touched deeply by Ammaji.The funeral ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 28th October at 4 pm at Mahim Kabristaan.