Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
- - Original Name: Masoom Ali Khan
- - Date of Birth: 9 October 1945
- - Zodiac Sign: Libra
- - Birth Place: Gwalior, Central Provinces and Berar, British Raj
- - Religion: Muslim
- - Marital Status: Married
- - Father's Name: Hafiz Ali Khan
- - Mother's Name: Rahat Jahan
- - Brother : Taufiq Qureshi and Fazal Qureshi
- - Wife : Subhalakshmi Barua Khan
- - Sons : Amaan and Ayaan
Interesting Facts about Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
- - His family is part of the Bangash lineage and claims to have invented the sarod.
- - Khan is in the sixth generation of musicians in his family.
- - He has worked as a visiting professor at the University of New Mexico
- - Khan played with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
- - The Melody of Rhythm
Awards and Honors
- - Khan recieved Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989.
- - He was facilitated Padma Shri in 1975.
- - Khan bagged Padma Bhushan in 1991.
- - Khan was honored with Padma Vibhushan in 2001.
- - Recipient of Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2004.
- - The U.S. state Massachusetts proclaimed April 20 as Amjad Ali Khan Day in 1984.
- - Khan was made an honorary citizen of Houston, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee, in 1997, and of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2007.