The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Dr. Zakir Hussain, former President of India on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (February 8, 2016). The President, officers and staff paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Dr. Zakir Hussain in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
About Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain (born on 9 March 1951) is an Indian tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002, by the Government of India. He was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. In 1999, he was awarded the United States National Endowment for the Arts's National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award given to traditional artists and musicians.