Mushtaq Ali Khan

to get instant updates about 'Mushtaq Ali Khan' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

Mushtaq Ali Khan was born in Banaras (20 June 1911 – 21 July 1989) and an Indian aitar, surbahar (and pakhawaj) player. His father Ashiq Ali Khan was a renowned sitar player. His musical ancestor tree includes Masit Sen, the originator of Masitkhani Baaj (a slow tempo instrumental composition). He was recognized as the foremost representative of the Senia gharana (style, musical school) of sitar playing in the mid-20th century.

At first a court musician at Jaunpur, he left the court to pursue an independent career. He started playing for All India Radio in 1929, and performed at the 1931 Sangeet Sammelan (conference) in Allahabad. For all of the 1940s and most of the 1950s he was considered the most prominent sitar player in India, following the demise of Enayat Khan of the Etawah Gharana, and prior to the rise of the young Ravi Shankar and Vilayat Khan in the mid-1950s.. In 1968 he won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

Being a purist, Khan-Saheb refused to yield to shifting popular tastes and to adopt the innovations introduced by Ravi Shankar on one hand and Vilayat Khan on the other, which lead to a gradual decline in his popularity . At the time of his death he was known as a...
Read More

No feeds found

wait Posting your question. Please wait!...

No updates available.
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from