December4 , 2021

“SAMMAAN” – A Tribute to Late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan

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The Consulate General of India, Hong Kong & Padmabhushan Ustad Mushtaq Husain Khan Association (PUMHKA) had hosted a grand live performance, “SAMMAAN” – A Tribute to Late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan, as part of the seventy fifth anniversary of Indian Independence (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) and within the reminiscence of one of many pioneers of Indian classical music, late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan Sahab (son of the primary recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, late Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan Sahab).

 

The occasion was held on the twenty third of November, 2021, at Hong Kong City Hall. It featured a number of the prime Indian classical music exponents of Hong Kong: the dynamic father-son duo, Ustad Ghulam Siraj Niazi (son of late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan and the Chairman of PUMHKA) & Mehdi Hasan Niazi (grandson of late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan), the extremely proficient disciples of Ustad Ghulam Siraj Niazi; Shobhana Rajesh Iyer (Hindustani vocal), Gaurang Soni (Hindustani vocal) & Siddhi Jain (Hindustani vocal), accompanied by Shri Nagendra Shrestha on Harmonium and Arup Guha on Tabla. The grand live performance additionally featured visitor dance performer, Eranki Srihari Baladitya, also called Hari Om (Kuchipudi).

 

BIOGRAPHY OF LATE USTAD GHULAM HUSAIN KHAN

 

 

Late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan, an eminent vocalist and one of many pioneers of Hindustani classical music, was the son of late Padma Bhushan Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan (the primary recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award). He belonged to the illustrious Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, one in all India’s oldest and famend gharanas, which owes its allegiance to the custom of Miyaan Tansen.

 

Born on the fifteenth of August, 1936, in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan was initiated into the noble lineage custom and artwork at a young age by his father. The latter was one of many doyens of the gharana, late Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan, with rigorous coaching for over twenty years and has carried out on vocal assist. After the demise of his father within the yr 1964, Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan continued his coaching underneath the tutelage of his legendary elder brother, late Ustad Ishtiaq Hussain Khan, who then additional groomed him into excellence, not solely in Khayal but in addition in quite a few allied types of Hindustani classical and light-weight classical music, corresponding to Tarana, Sadra, Dadra, Thumri, Ghazals, Tappa, Soz, Bhajans, and many others. Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan additionally composed and directed music for a lot of TV serials, documentaries, and many others.

 

Having been one of many main torch bearers of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana with knowledgeable profession of over 60 years, Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan carried out in India and overseas and has many disciples across the globe carrying ahead his legacy, together with his sons and grandsons. He was additionally the founding father of Padmabhushan Ustad Mushtaq Husain Khan Association (PUMHKA) – a non-profit organisation based mostly in Hong Kong, which promotes performing arts, particularly Indian classical music; vocal, instrumental and dance, by means of conducting concert events, occasions and workshops.

 

The son of late Ustad Ghulam Husain Khan, Ustad Ghulam Siraj Niazi, who’s the Chairman of PUMHKA, continues to hold on the wealthy legacy of each his father and grandfather.

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