Faiyaz Khan

Ustad Faiyaz Khan - Vocal V

Ustad Faiyaz Khan presents Darbari Kanada , Desh and Jhinjhoti

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Ustad Faiyaz Khan - Vocal V

Ustad Faiyaz Khan presents Darbari Kanada , Desh and Jhinjhoti

Ustad Faiyaz Khan was born at Sikandara near Agra, he was the son of Shabr Hussain, who died three months before his birth. He was brought up by his maternal grandfather, Ghulam Abbas who taught him music up to the age of 25. He was also a student of Ustad Mehboob Khan "Daraspiya", his father-in-law.

Faiyaz Khan served for a long time as the court musician of Sir Sayaji Rao Gaekwad, the Maharaja of Baroda, where he was awarded the "Gyan Ratna" (Gem of Knowledge). The Maharaja of Mysore awarded him the title "Aftab-e-Mousiqui" (the Sun of Music).

Faiyaz Khan's specialties were Dhrupad and Khayal, but he was also capable of singing Thumri and Ghazal. The rulers of Baroda held him in high esteem and he was offered the seat to the right of the Maharaja of Baroda during the official functions of the royal court.

Some of his best-known disciples are Dilip Chandra Vedi, Sohan Singh, Asad Ali Khan and Shrikrishna Ratanjankar apart from in-house disciples such as Khadim Hussain Khan, Vilayat Hussain Khan, Latafat Hussain Khan, Ata Hussain Khan and Sharafat Hussain Khan. S.N.Ratanjankar was perhaps the last of his pupils who excelled both as a teacher and as a performer.

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