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A. Kānan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Chennai, June 1920; d. Kolkata, 12 Sept. 2004) Noted vocalist.

He received the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1995.

Trained by Girija Shankar Chakravarti and...

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A. Nārāyaṇa Iyengar

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, 1905; d. ?, 1987) Veena exponent and teacher.

He received the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1969.

After basic training in veena from...

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A. Swāmy Nāidu

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?)

Based in Chennai, he acted and sang in Tamil plays such as Hariśchandra, Tārā Sasaukam, Ramayanam, and Kāmesara Rasikā in the 1900s. He sang a few ...

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Abal Svara

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

A weak svara in vocal or instrumental music, for example, Ga in rāga Kedār appears feeble in the avaroha. It is completely omitted from the āroha. Durbal and nirbal are synonyms of Abal.

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Abanīndra Mōhan Gangopādhyāy

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?)

Early 20th-cent. tabla player of Kolkata. A disciple of Ata Hussain, he was among the regular accompanists of Asadullah Khan (sarod) in Kolkata.

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Ābā-sāheb Muzumdār

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?, 1 Feb. 1886; d. Pune, Maharashtra, 16 Sept. 1973) Music archivist and patron.

His real name was Shridhar Pandurang Prabhune.

He was both a keen student and a ...

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Abban Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, ?; d. Saharanpur, 1922) Dhrupad vocalist.

His guru was his maternal uncle Behram Khan Dagar (c. 1800–1887). Abban Khan was much respected for his...

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Abbāsuddin Ahmed

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(b. ?; d. ?) Singer of folk music of North and East Bengal.

Bhāṭiāli and bhāvaiā were his favourite types of music. Abbasuddin, Sachin Dev Burman, and Girin Chakraborty are ...

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Abdul Aziz Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(Vocal) (b. ?; d. Mumbai, 1940) Durbar musician of Dharampur, a princely state in South Gujarat.

His tenure in the royal durbar was for about 10 years from 1928, during ...

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Abdul Aziz Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(Vichitra Veeṇā) (b. Bithur, near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, c. 1875; d. ?, 1946)

He was trained in sārangi by his father Alladiya Khan Biturwale (not to be confused with vocalist...

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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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