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Shujaat Khan


Ustad Shujaat Khan stands at the top of an extended line of grasp musicians and it is today’s leading proponent of the Imdadkhani gharana (custom) of sitar taking part in. Seventh in a continuing thread of recognized instrumentalists, Ustad Shujaat Khan’s legacy contains some of the most venerable numbers in Indian traditional music: great-great grandfather Ustad Sahabdad Khan, great-grandfather Imdad Khan, grandfather Inayat Khan, and dad Vilayat Khan. From Ustad Sahabdad Khan’s essential addition from the tarab (sympathetic strings) towards the sitar, to Vilayat Khan’s advancement of the gayaki ang (vocal taking part in design) and amazing melding of specialized, melodic, compositional, improvisational, and rhythmic artistry, Ustad Shujaat Khan’s family members legacy is usually undeniably impressive. Good ancient idea of khandan, whereby a father’s position is passed on to the 1st given birth to male, Ustad Shujaat Khan was groomed for achievement by his dad and expert, Vilayat Khan. At age three, Ustad Shujaat Khan started playing on the tailor made mini-sitar beneath the professional tutelage of his dad. By age six the kid prodigy was providing highly successful general public concerts. After that, Ustad Shujaat Khan has truly gone to perform within the world’s most significant locations, Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall included in this. Relative to the Imdadkhani Gharana founded by his great-grandfather as well as the gayaki ang innovated by his dad, Ustad Shujaat Khan is usually celebrated for his elegant usage of meend (glissando), lyrical sensibility, mastery of technique, and euphonious firmness. Ustad Shujaat Khan was a going to professor within the Ethnomusicology Division at UCLA.

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Full Name Shujaat Khan
Profession Composer
Nationality Indian
Parents Vilayat Khan
Music Songs Piya Ghar Aaye, Moko Kahan Dhunde Re Bande, Mere Khwaja Meri Zindagi, Aaja re piya, Maula Maula, Jis Sheh Pe Nazar, Tut Gaiyan Bediyan, Ye Barsaat Ki Raat, Humka Udhave, Patta Bola Vriksh Se, Ruk Bailerey, Ai Khuda, Koi poochhe hai kabhi, Ya Khwaja Moinuddin, Chunri Mein Pad Gayo, Sej Vo Sooni, Hai Tujh Mein Sab, Sajani, Instrumental Track - Medley, Main tere sangh kaise, Ranjha, Dil Se Tera Khayal, Raga: Bhairavi, Humre naina, Umr Bhar Dhoondha Kiya, Piya Ghar Aaye Ji, Naina lagai ke, Kangana main bandhoon, Rehna Nahi Is Desh Mein, Chitthiyan dardan diyan, Tohri Surat Ke, Raga Yaman Kalyan
Albums Unforgettable Sufis, The Stillness Of Sound, Gayaki Ang, Call Of The River, Excellence On The Sitar, Sitar Lounge, Sitar Recital by Ustad Shujaat Khan, Naina Lagaike, Sublime- A Journey Within, Shujaat's Lounge, Sweet Melodies, Dil: Bonus Track Version, Strings Of Romance, Dil, Raga Suddh Kalyan, Spring, Waiting for Love, Naina Lagai Ke, Piya Pardesi, Amore, Memories - Yaadein, Satrangee, Mehfil-E-Sufi, Vol. 1, Ruby, Delbar, Best Of Navras 2006
Nominations GIMA Award for Best Hindustani Classical Album – Instrumental, GIMA Award for Best Semi-Classical Album
Movies Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta, Bequest: Ustad Vilayat Khan & Ustad Shujaat Khan

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