USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN

Born in Gwalior on 9th October, 1945, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was taught by his father and guru, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan of the Senia gharana to continue the musical tradition of Mian Tansen. Today, he is the youngest top-ranking sarod player in the country. While keeping the classical tradition and technique of the sarod alive he has further enriched it by introducing several innovations previously unattempted.
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has always been closely associated with student bodies and has made a significant contribution towards promoting and popularising Indian classical music among youth.
He has performed in several international music festivals in Pakistan, China, Hong Kong and London and has several long playing records by HMV.

In the course of his musical career, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has won several titles, honours and decoration, including the Sarod Samrat, UNESCO award, Padmashree and Kala Ratna.


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