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Biography: Sarangi Maestro Sabri Khan

Sabri Khan, one of the India's outstanding sarangi players, was born in Moradabad. He is descended on both side of his family from lines of distinguished musicians, both instrumentalist and vocalist. His tutelage can, in fact be traced back to Mian Tansen, court singer of emperor Akbar. Shri Sabri Khan first introduced to sarangi by his grandfather and the skills were subsequently developed under the guidance of his father. He is equally proficient as soloist and accompanist and over the last four decades he has played with all lost all the great vocalist of India. He has been affiliated with All India Radio since the early forties and worked as staff artist. He has featured as a soloist and as an accompanist in numerous musical festivals of India. He has toured extensively outside India with many performances. He was visiting professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. He holds numerous awards and prizes and recognition of his exceptional skills in playing sarangi.

Source: Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan Souvenir, All India Radio, 1991


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