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Abdul Gafur

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?) Vocalist of early 20th cent., an early singer for disc-records; based in Kolkata.

He sang ṭhumrī, qavvāli, ghazal, tarānā, and others in rāgas Gauḍ Sārang, Jhinjhōṭi...

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Abdul Gani Bayati

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Nurullahpur, Barisal district, Bangladesh, 1909; d. Dhaka, 19 Aug. 1978)

Singer and composer, especially of zari (or jari) songs of Bengal.

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Abdul Ghani Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Khajurgaon [present-day Rae Bareilly], Uttar Pradesh, ?; d. Khajurgaon, 1938) Noted sitar player.

Abdul Ghani and his brother Muravvat Khan were trained by their father Azam...

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Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Jawra, Madhya Pradesh, 18 Feb. 1929) Well-known sitar player, based in Mumbai since many decades.

He received the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1987.

At an...

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Abdul Hassan Qaisar

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?)

Author of the work Margat-ul-Naghm (1676), in Persian. The book discusses Persian and Indian music.

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Abdul Kādar Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Rajasthan, 1910; d. ?, 9 Mar. 1970) Vocalist and teacher.

After receiving initial training from Baḍé Bhure Khan, he became a pupil of Faiyaz Khan of Baroda. He sang in concerts...

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Abdul Karim Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Kirana village, Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, 11 Nov. 1872; d. Singaperumalcoil railway station, Tamil Nadu, 27 Oct. 1937) Celebrated vocalist, doyen of the Kirānā gharānā.

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Abdul Latif

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Barisal, Bangladesh, 1930) Singer and composer.

Trained by Surendranath Das in Kolkata, he began as a radio artiste in 1948, and later became a high state official in...

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Abdul Latif Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Gohad, Bhand district, Madhya Pradesh, 22 Mar. 1934; d. ?, 23 Apr. 2003) Sārangi player, recipient of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2000

He was initially trained...

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Abdul Majid Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?, c. 1888; d. Mumbai, 19 Mar. 1977) Reputed sārangi player.

He was born in the famous sārangi lineage of Jhajjar, a small town near Delhi.

His father Abdulla ...

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