Wahid Khan

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For the television director, see Waheed Khan.
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Childhood and training

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When Wahid Khan was still quite young, Imdad Khan moved into Kolkata from Etawah with his family. There they used to stay at the house of noted connoisseur Sri. Taraprasad Ghosh, where Imdad Khan rigorously trained his two talented sons Enayat Khan and Wahid Khan. Wahid Khan, at a very young age, was first initiated into Dhrupad, Khayal and Thumri. After which he was trained extensively on the Sitar and Surbahar by his father Imdad Khan over many years. Under the able guidance and supervision of his father, Wahid Khan put in many years of very rigorous riyaz and mastered both the Sitar and Surbahar. The later generations will regard him as the greatest Surbahar-player of his generation, however he was also one of the greatest sitar-players of his generation. His available disc recordings of Khamaj (Vilambit Gat-Toda) and Piloo (Drut) both on the Sitar offer a glimpse of his virtuosity on the instrument. In Kolkata, Wahid Khan used to accompany his father in many of the latter's concerts on the Sitar and the Surbahar and received huge appreciation and critical acclaim everywhere.

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Imdad Khan, later, moved out of Kolkata to settle in Indore as the Court-musician of the Maharaja Holkar of Indore. His sons Enayat Khan and Wahid Khan accompanied him to Indore....
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