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About Ustad

Born in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh. He received his initial training from his maternal grand-uncle, Ustad NissarHussain Khan (1909–1993). He is also the nephew of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. He is the 31st generation of Mian Tansen. Rashid Khan gave his first concert at age eleven, and the following year, 1978, he performed at an ITC concert in Delhi. In April 1980, when Nissar Hussain Khan moved to the ITC Sangeet Research Academy (SRA), Calcutta, Rashid Khan also joined the academy at the age of 14. By 1994, he was acknowledged as a musician (a formal process) at the academy.

The Rampur-Sahaswan gayaki (style of singing) is closely related to the Gwalior gharana, which features medium-slow tempos, a full-throated voice and intricate rhythmic play.

A Legend, An Ustad

Rashid Khan includes the slow elaboration in his vilambit khayals in the manner of his maternal grand-uncle and also developed exceptional expertise in the use of sargams and sargam taankari (play on the scale). He is influenced with the style of Amir Khan and Bhimsen Joshi. He is also a master of the tarana like his guru but sings them in his own manner, preferring the khayal style rather than the instrumental stroke-based style for which Nissar Hussain was famous. There is no imitation of instrumental tone. His renderings stand out for the emotional overtones in his melodic elaboration. He says: “The emotional content may be in the alaap, sometimes while singing the bandish, or while giving expression to the meaning of the lyrics.”[5] This brings a touch of modernity to his style, as compared to the older maestros, who tended to place greater emphasis on impressive technique and skilful execution of difficult passages.

Film & Non-Film Discography

Rashid Khan has also experimented with fusing pure Hindustani music with lighter musical genres, e.g. in the Sufi fusion recording NainaPiya Se (songs of Amir Khusro), or in experimental concerts with western instrumentalist Louis Banks. He has also performed jugalbandis, along with sitarist ShahidParvez and others.

Film Discography

Year

Song

Film

Music Director

Notes

2019

“Barsat Sawan”

Mitin
Mashi (Bengali Film)

Pt Bickram Ghosh

BARSAT SAWAN Full song link on YouTube

2018

“Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain”

Manto

Sneha Khanwalkar

“Assalatul”

Ishqeria

Himself

As composer

2018

“Assalatul (Unplugged)”

“Milon Ke Fasle”

“Milon Ke Fasle (Unplugged)”

2018

“Ae Ri Mai Re”

Dassehra

Vijay Verma

2017

“Sakhi Ri”

Vodka Diaries

Sandesh Shandilya

2015

“Bhara Badara”

Kadambari

Bickram

Ghosh

2013

“Jheeni Re Jheeni”

Issaq

Sachin-Jigar

2012

“Sajna”

Bapi Bari Ja (Bengali)

Jeet Ganguly

2012

“Aiyo Piyaji”

Chakravyuh

Shantanu Moitra

2011

“Poore se zara sa”

Mausam

Pritam Chakraborty

2010

“Allah Hi Rahem”

My Name is Khan

Shankar Ehsaan Loy

2007

“Aaoge Jab Tum Saajna”

Jab We Met

Sandesh Shandilya

2004

“Kahe Ujadi Mori Neend”

Kisna: The Warrior Poet

Ismail Darbar

2004

“Tore Bina Mohe Chain Nahi”

Kisna: The Warrior Poet

Ismail Darbar

Non-Film Discography

  •   Classical Wonders of India (2015)
  •   Krishna – Ustad Rashid Khan (2013)
  •   Rashid Again (2013)
  •   Baithaki Rabi – Ustad Rashid Khan (2012)
  •   Poore Se Zara Sa Kam Hai – Mausam
  •   Nirgun (2010)
  •   Kabir (2009)
  •   Shabad Kirtan Gurbani – Sawan Aaya Hey Sakhi from album (Guru ManyoGranth)(2008)
  •   Shabad Kirtan Gurbani – Holi Kini Sant Sev from album (Guru ManyoGranth)(2008)
  •   Hey Bhagwan – Ustad Rashid Khan
  •   Master Pieces Ustad Rashid Khan (2006)
  •   Yearning (2006)
  •   Reflection (2006)
  •   Masterworks From the NCPA Archives: Rashid Khan
  •   The Song of Shiva
  •   Morning Mantra (2003)
  •   Morning Mantra (2003)
  •   Selection – Raga – Megh and Hansadhwani (2002)
  •   Voice of India (2002)
  •   Yatra – A Journey of Rabindrasangeet & Hindustani Classical Bandish,with Nachiketa Chakraborty
  •   Naina Piya Se
  •   Live in Concert: Moreton Centre (2000)
  •   A Maestro in the Making (2000)
  •   The Genius of Rashid Khan (2000)
  •   The Song of Shiva (2000)
  •   In London (2000)
  •   Classical Vocal: Ustad Rashid Khan (Live At Savai Gandharva Festival, Pune)(1999)
  •   Saajan More Ghar Aao (Live) (1998)
  •   Selection – Kaushi Kanada – Charukeshi – Barwan (1996)
  •   Khyal (1996)
  •   Shyam Kalyan – Ustad Rashid Khan (1996)
  •   Rashid Khan Live In Concert (1995)
  •   Rashid Khan – Ustad Rashid Khan (1995)
  •   A Tribute to a Living Legend (1995)
  •   Raga Yaman / Raga Kirwani (1994)
  •   Rashid Khan Live In Concert (1993)
  •   Raga Bageshri / Desh (1991)

Ustad's Won Several Awards, Here's a Few

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Padma Shri

(2006)

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Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

(2006)

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Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GIMA)

(2010)

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Maha Sangeet Samman Award

(2012)

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Mirchi Music Awards

(2013)

Ustad's Achievements

Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust (Since 1999)

The foundation of Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust was laid by Padma Shri Ustad Rashid Khan on 1st June 1999 commemorating his mother Shakhri Begum.

The Fifth Note Global Centre of Excellence (2009)

Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust, is India's one of the premier cultural institutions.

Sangeet Graam – Agartala (2010)

The Trust had inaugurated “Sangeet Graam” in Agartala, Tripura with a concept of a musical village spread over two acres of land with an objective of expansion.

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