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1972
 
*       Released two albums
 
1973
 
*       Degree of Doctor of Literature – Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, India
*       Released two albums
 
1974
 
*       Degree of Doctor of Literature – University of Dacca, Bangladesh
*       Released threee albums
 
1977
 
*       Released one album
 
1979
 
*       Released one album
 
1980
 
*       Released six albums
 
1981
 
*       Released three albums
 
1982
 
*       Released four albums
 
1983
 
*       GRAMMY Nomination for Misra Piloo
*       Released two albums
 
1984
 
*       Degree of Doctor of Letters – University of Delhi, India
*       Released four albums
 
1985
 
*       Released three albums
 
1986
 
*       Released six albums
 
1988
 
*       Padma Vibhusan award – the highest honor presented to a civilian in India
*       Released one video
 
1990
 
*       Released five albums
 
1991
 
*       Kalidas Sanman award – by the Madya Pradesh Academy of Music and Fine Arts
*       Honorary Doctorate Degree in Arts from the California Institute of the Arts
*       First Indian musician to receive MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (“genius grant”)
*       Released one album
 
1992
 
*       The Mahatma Gandhi Cultural Award in London
 
1993
 
*       The Bill Graham Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bay Area Music Awards Foundation (Bammies)
*       Titles: Hathi Saropao and Dowari Tajeem, from Maharaja of Jodhpur
 
1994
 
*       Founded the Ali Akbar Khan Foundation and Baba Allauddin Khan Institute
 
1995
 
*       Released one album
 
1996
 
*       GRAMMY Nomination for Then and Now
*       Released two albums
 
1997
 
*       GRAMMY Nomination for Legacy for
 
1998
 
*       GRAMMY Nomination for Passing on the Tradition
*       Doctorate Degree – Viswa Bharati University in Shantiniketan, India (pioneered and founded by Tagore)
*       Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement from NARAS (National Academy
of Recording Arts and Science)
*       Indira Gandhi Gold Plaque from the Asiatic Society of Calcutta
*       Compositions commissioned – Meet the Composer / Arts Endowment Commissioning Music / USA – and performed by Khansahib’s new AACM Orchestra (made up of 40 senior students and guest artists–vocalists and instrumentalists on a variety of Indian and Western instruments), conducted by Khansahib
*       October 18th “Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Day” as proclaimed by Willie L. Brown Jr., Mayor of San Francisco
 
1999
 
*       “Sangeet Samman” title from the Dover Lane Music Conference in Calcutta
*       Appointment: Adjunct Professor to the Department of Music at the University of
California at Santa Cruz
 
2000
 
*       Degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, Honoris Causa from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston (in May)
 
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