Amjad Ali Khan

Amjad Ali Khan

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Amjad Ali Khan (; IAST: ) (born 9 October 1945) is an Indian classical musician who plays the sarod. Khan was born into a musical family and has performed internationally since the 1960s. He was awarded India's second highest civilian honor, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2001.

Early life and career

Khan was born in Gwalior on 9 October 1945 as Masoom Ali Khan, the youngest of six children, to Gwalior court musician Hafiz Ali Khan and Rahat Jahan. His family is part of the Bangash lineage and Khan is in the sixth generation of musicians; his family claims to have invented the sarod. His personal name was changed by a sadhu to Amjad. Khan received homeschooling and studied music under his father.

Khan first performed in the United States in 1963 and continued into the 2000s, with his sons. Khan played with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and worked as a visiting professor at the University of New......
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