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Also known as  Rasan Piya
Role  Vocalist
Name  Abdul Khan
Years active  1973 - Present
Origin  Uttar Pradesh, India

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Born  19 August 1908 (age 107) (1908-08-19)
Occupation(s)  Singer, resident guru at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata
Genres  Hindustani classical music
Albums  Rasan Piya, Rasan Piya, Vol. 2, Rasan Piya, Vol. 4
Awards  Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Music - Vocal
Similar People  Rashid Khan, Tansen, Girija Devi, Ulhas Kashalkar, Ajoy Chakrabarty

Shakhsiyat with ustad abdul rashid khan

Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan (19 August 1908 – 18 February 2016) was an Indian vocalist of Hindustani music. Apart from khayal, he performed dhrupad, dhamar and thumri.


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Early life

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Khan was born in a family of musicians tracing back to Behram Khan, who was a singer of traditional Gwalior gharana gayaki. His father's elder brother Bade Yusuf Khan and his father initially trained him. His father Chhote Yusuf Khan was his guru. This was followed with extensive taleem from his family elders, like Chand Khan, Barkhudar Khan, Mahtab Khan who had imbibed the Gwalior Gayaki. He further developed this style suiting his own artistic sensitivity.


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Khan's traditional compositions have been recorded by the BBC and Iraq Radio. Organizations like Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academi, Lucknow and ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata have recorded and preserved many compositions. During the past several decades, he has been a regular performer on Akashvani and Doordarshan Lucknow. Khan has participated in many national and regional conferences like Sadarang Conference, Godrej Conference, Lucknow Mahotsav, Dover Lance Conference, ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Prayag Sangeet Samiti Sangeet Sammelan all over India and has been felicited by Critics, fellow artists and many reputed recognized institutions like Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy, (1981), Banaras Hindu University (1993), Eastern Zone cultural center and Press club Kolkata.

Khan composed several compositions and was also a prolific writer and poet under the pseudonym "Rasan Piya". Many compositions (bandish) that he sang were his own creations. He trained numerous students in his lifetime and became regarded as a "guru" at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.


Khan died on 18 February 2016 at the age of 107.

Awards and recognitions

  • ITC award (1994)
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2009)
  • Kashi Swar Ganga Award (2003)
  • Ras Sagar (title) Award (2004)
  • Bhuwalka Award (2010)
  • Padma Bhushan (2013) - the oldest person ever to be conferred a Padma award.
  • Lifetime achievement award (2013) by Government of NCT of Delhi.
  • He was a member of the All India Radio Audition Committee, New Delhi and was awarded with many titles by reputed organizations.


    Abdul Rashid Khan Wikipedia

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