Ustad Rashid Khan Raag- Yaman


Ustad Rashid Khan 

Raag- Yaman

Ustad Rashid Khan (born 1 July 1968) is an Indian Classical musician in
the Hindustani music tradition. He belongs to
the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, and is the
great-grandson of gharana founder Inayat Hussain Khan. He is married to Soma
Khan.

In a story told in several versions, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi once
remarked that Rashid Khan was the “assurance for the future of Indian
vocal music”.He was awarded the Padma Shri,
as well as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2006.

 Born in Badayun,
Uttar Pradesh. He received his initial training from his maternal grand-uncle, Ustad
Nissar Husein Khan (1909–1993). He is also the nephew of Ustad Ghulam
Mustafa khan

As a child he had little interest in music. His uncle Ghulam Mustafa Khan
was among the first to note his musical talents, and for some time trained him
in Mumbai, However, he received his main training from Nissar Hussain
Khan, initially at his house in Badayun. A strict disciplinarian, Nissar
Hussain Khan would insist on voice training (Swar Sadhana) from four in the
morning, and make Rashid practice one note of the scale for hours on end. A
whole day would be spent on practising just a single note. Although Rashid
detested these lessons as a child, but the disciplined training shows in his
easy mastery of taan and layakaari today. It was not until
he was 18 that Rashid began to truly enjoy his musical training.


 

 


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