Five of Ustad Bismillah Khan’s shehnais, four of which were made of silver, have gone missing from his son Kazim Hussain’s home here.
The families had recently shifted to a new house, and were away visiting their ancestral home when the theft occurred.
“We recently shifted to Dalmandi. We had gone to our ancestral house in Sarai Harha. When we returned to our new house, we found that the door was open and someone had broken the lock of the trunk,” he added.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Nitin Tiwari confirmed the theft, saying, “It is true that the shehnais were stolen from the house. We are investigating the matter.”