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Allauddin Khan was a renowned classical musician of India. He played the sarod. Belonging to a genre of musicians who believed music to be a divine way to reach God, Allaudin Khan was born into a musical family in Brahmanbaria ( Bangladesh ). He took a liking to music at a very young age. However, his family never wanted him to become a musician, as it was not considered to be a respectable profession. At [...]

Regarded as one of the best classical musicians India has ever produced, Ustad Bismillah Khan’s name is synonymous with the shehnai in India. This great musician was born on March 21, 1916 at Dumraon in Bihar. He traced his lineage to an illustrious lineage of court musicians in the princely state of Dumraon in Bihar. He trained under the tutelage of his uncle, the late Ali Bux `Vilayatu’, a reputed shehnai player in his own [...]

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is one of the finest classical musicians in the country. Born in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh in 1945, Amjad Ali Khan traces his lineage to the illustrious Bangash lineage rooted in the Senia Bangash School of music. He is a sixth-generation Sarod player in his family, which originally came to India from Afghanistan. His forefathers had brought the Rabab from Afghanistan which has transformed into the Sarod of today. He picked [...]