ਸਾਹਿਤ

THE TORCH BEARERS OF LATE USTAD GHULAM HUSAIN KHAN’S LEGACY

Son of Padma Bhushan late Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan Sahab (the first recipient of Padma Bhushan & Sangeet Natak Akademi Award) and one of the pioneers of Hindustani classical music.

Ustad Ghulam Siraj Niazi

Ustad Ghulam Siraj Niazi belongs to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana and is the grandson of late Padma Bhushan Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan, and the son of late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan.

Initiated into music from the age of nine years, Ustad Ghulam Siraj Niazi was groomed under the worthy guidance of his father, who passed all the major qualities of the Gharana to him in the typical traditional style of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana.

He’s been based in Hong Kong for over two decades. Ustad Ghulam Siraj Niazi is also the Chairman of Padmabhushan Ustad Mushtaq Husain Khan Association (PUMHKA). PUMHKA also runs an academy in Hong Kong named; “Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan Academy”.

Smt. Minu Bakshi

A passion for music and a unique musical talent predisposed Minu Bakshi towards music from an early age. A perfectionist by nature, Minu realised that success could only be achieved through rigorous training and hard work.

Her guru for Hindustani classical music for many years was the legendary, late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan.

Minu Bakshi is extremely proficient and adept at singing in Punjabi. She has two albums of Punjabi wedding songs, ‘Lao Mehndiyan I’ and ‘Lao Mehndiyan II,’ to her credit, which has proven to be best sellers.

Smt. Madhumita Ray

A leading New Delhi-based vocalist, Smt. Madhumita Ray received her Hindustani classical training from the legendary late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan and late Ustad Ghulam Taqi Khan.

Madhumita Ray’s singing style follows the Gwalior-Rampur format. She has showcased her versatility by having performed in countless live concerts of the retro genre to contemporary Bollywood singing in many different parts of the world.

She is also a music educator specializing in voice culture therapy. Her voice culture clinics have trained students of folk, jazz, and pop music along with students of Hindustani classical music. Her lecture demonstrations have taken place at well-known conservatories of music, such as Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (New Delhi), Sri Aurobindo Ashram (New Delhi), Music High School (Oslo), and many more.

Vidushi Suman Devgan

Vidushi Suman Devgan is a versatile artist with a sonorous voice. She has made an indelible mark in light classical music, Ghazal, and Sufi music.

Suman Devgan received rigorous training in Hindustani classical music from great maestros of Rampur – Sahaswan Gharana, such as late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan and Padma Shri late Ustad Hafeez Ahmed Khan.

Suman Devgan is known for her compelling live performances, for which she has gained popular acclaim in cities of India and many parts of the world.

Smt. Madan Bala Sindhu

Trained in Hindustani classical music by the great maestro and pioneer, late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, Smt. Madan Bala Sindhu is a popular vocalist, specialising in Punjabi folk.

Madan Bala Sindhu is also a renowned actress in Punjabi and Urdu musical theatre and was bestowed the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the Government of India for her contribution to the field of folk music of Punjab.

Having played many roles in theatre, Madan Bala Sindhu is well-known for playing the lead role in Sohaila Kapur’s “Bebe Ka Chamba.”

Ghulam Aziz Khan Niazi

Ghulam Aziz Khan Niazi is the son and disciple of the late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan and grandson of Padma Bhushan late Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan. He belongs to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana.

Ghulam Aziz indulged into the family tradition at the tender age of 3 years, under the tutelage of his legendary father with rigorous training of over two decades.

Having given his first public performance at the age of 12 years along with his father, Ghulam Aziz has since then embarked on a journey of performing not only all over India but abroad as well.

Ghulam Aziz has his own music institute named; “Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan Institute”. He is also the vice-chairman of Padma Bhushan Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan Foundation.

Mehdi Hasan Niazi

Mehdi Hasan Niazi is an Indian classical & light vocalist, songwriter, and composer, and he belongs to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana. He is the son of Ustad Ghulam Siraj Niazi, grandson of late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan, and maternal grandson of late Padma Shri Ustad Ghulam Sadiq Khan.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mehdi Hasan Niazi started his music training at the age of 7 from his grandfather, late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan. After the demise of his grandfather, he continued his training under the guidance of his father and his maternal grandfather.

Throughout his musical journey, he has shared the stage and performed with many legends and eminent artists.

Show More

Online Waale Media

India's Most Trusted Digital PR Tech Agency.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button