Ustad Bismillah Khan (Urdu: استاد بسم اللہ خان صاحب; March 21, 1916 – August 21, 2006) was an Indian shehnai maestro. He was the third classical musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna (in 2001), the highest civilian honour in India and gained worldwide acclaim for playing the shehnai for more than eight decades.
This is an evening melody in which the 4th note is either natural or sharp according to the exigency of application. Behag is a well-known and popular raga depicting a tender mood. The course of the melody is like this:
Raga Kalavathi– Teentaal
This is raga which suggests pathetic mood. The second and the fourth notes are not used in this in this melody. The leading note is flat. The scale is like this