Ustad Ghagge Nazir Khan, along with his elder brother Ustad Wahid Khan was the co-founder of Mewati Gharana. He was a vocalist whereas his brother Ustad Wahid Khan was a Rudra Veena player. Thus was born a Gharana which initiated both a vocal and an instrumental tradition. This makes the Mewati Gharana a rarity. Ustad Ghagge Nazir Khan was a disciple of Ustad Chote Mohammed Khan of Gwalior... Read More...
Ustad Wahid Khan is credited as the co-founder of Mewati Gharana together with his younger brother Ustad Ghagge Nazir Khan. He was born in Mewat near Alwar. He was a renowned Rudra Veena player. Ustad Wahid Khansaheb introduced the instrumental tradition into the Gharana. The story goes thus - In Malwa, the famous Beenkar Ustad Bande Ali Khansaheb of had two prominent disciples - Wahid... Read More...
Ustad Siraj Khan's music reflects the eternal essence of the Sitar as perfected and handed down from deep rooted historical tradition. Siraj Khan was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. His initial training included tutelage under the inimitable Ustad Vilayat Khan. Under the Guru Sishya Parampara of Mewati Gharana, he received intense training, refinement and perfection under his cousin, the... Read More...
Son of Ustad Wahid Khansahab, Ghulam Qadir Khan was adopted by his paternal uncle Ustad Munavvar Khan. Ghulam Qadir Khan initially undertook Rudra Veena training under his father Ustad Wahid Khan. After being adopted however, Munavvar Khan is said to have told his elder brother Ustad Wahid Khan not to continue teaching young Ghulam Qadir the Rudra Veena so that he continue the Gharana’s... Read More...
Maternal grandson of Ustad Waheed Khan, Ustad Mohammed Khan belongs to the third generation of the Mewati Gharana instrumentalists. He was an accomplished beenkar, sitar and surbahar player.  He preferred to teach though and was known to be great albeit strict teacher. Among his students were many prominent familes of Bombay (Mumbai). He taught at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, for... Read More...
Ustad Rais Khan was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, in 1939. His father, Ustad Mohammed Khan started his son's ‘taalim’ (training) at the age of two and a half by presenting him a small coconut-shell sitar. In 1955, he was selected to represent at the International Youth Festival in , where Ustad Rais Khan carried off the first prize for his virtuosity. Since then, he has toured... Read More...
Ustad Munavvar Khan was the youngest brother and adopted son of  Ustad Ghagge Nazir Khansahab. He was both a vocalist and a Rudra Veena player. Munavvar Khansahab was court musician in Sanand state in Gujarat. Sanand was then ruled by Maharana Shri Jaywant Singhji Ranmal Singhji. He was also  Maharana Shri Jaywant Singhji’s guru. He taught him vocal music and Rudra Veena. Ustad... Read More...
Ustad Hamid Khan was the youngest son of Ustad Wahid Khan beenkar. He was a Rudra Veena player himself. Hamid Khansahab continued teaching in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chowpatty after the death of his nephew Ustad Mohammed Khan. This was because although an uncle, age wise Hamid Khan was younger than his nephew. Ustad Hamid Khan was an AIR artist. He lived at Grant Road,Mumbai and later... Read More...
Ustad Majid Khan was the elder son of Ustad Wahid Khan. He was both a sitar and a Rudra Veena player. Majid Khansaheb was the first one to move to Bombay (now Mumbai). He also had a musical instrument shop at Prarthana Samaj, an area in South Mumbai. Ustad Majid Khan was more into teaching and taught many well-known families in Mumbai. Among his disciples was his nephew Mohammed Khan who... Read More...
Ustad Latif Khan Saheb was a prominent Been player and continued as a court musician at the court under Tukoji Rao Holkar after his father Ustad Wahid Khansahab’s death. From the Mewati Instrumentalist tradition, he was the first person to perform at the Prayaag Sangeet Sabha (one of  the oldest music organisations in ). He also performed in various places like Patiala, Kashmir, Nepal... Read More...
“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence…….”   Asad Khan belongs to the illustrious family of Mewati Gharana. He is deeply rooted in Indian Classical music, having studied exclusively under his father Ustad Siraj khan, an eminent, leading sitarist. His music has been perfected and handed down through generations in the family of Mewati... Read More...
Farhan, son of Ustad Rais Khan and Begum Bilquis Khanum, is the third son of the Maestro. Born on 5th January, 1981, Farhan comes from a lineage of great musicians. He has been brought up under the tutelage of his father, Ustad Rais Khan, the exponent of the Mewat Gharana Baaj. Farhan was put under rigourous training of both - the sitar and the surbahar, at the tender age of 7. Farhan... Read More...