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Shahadat Hossain Khan

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Name  Shahadat Khan
Parents  Abed Hossain Khan
Grandparents  Ayet Ali Khan

Shahadat Hossain Khan Rag Desh performed by Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan and Ustad Yousuf

Ustad shahadat hossain khan and ustad yousuf ali khan

Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan (born July 1958) is a Bangladeshi musician. He is the only son of Ustad Abed Hossain Khan. He comes from a family of great musicians of the sub-continent. He is the grandson of Ustad Ayet Ali Khan (the youngest brother of Ustad Alauddin Khan), and nephew of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and Ustad Bahadur Khan.


Shahadat Hossain Khan Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan on Sarod Zakir Hosen on Tabla YouTube

Ustad shahadat hossain khan naund kaus aalap jor

Early life and training

Shahadat was born in Comilla, East Pakistan (now in Bangladesh). He was attracted to music, his family tradition, from his early boyhood. At the age of seven, he started taking lessons on Sarod from his father. Later on, he became the disciple of his uncle Ustad Bahadur Khan, the celebrated Sarod player of the sub-continent. In 1972, Shahadat performed an instrumental duet with his uncle Ustad Bahadur Khan at the 'Alauddin Music Conference' in Dhaka, which was highly lauded by the audience. In 1974, Shahadat was honored with a State Award for his musical performance.

Tours and performances

During extensive tours of India with his father as a guest artist of All India Radio, he performed in Kolkata, Madras (Chennai), Srinagar, and Delhi. Shahadat had the unique opportunity of participating in the 'All India Radio Music Conference' along with the famous exponents of classical music from all over India. He was honored with the 'Chalochchitro Projojok Samiti' (Association of Film Producers Award) for his super performance. In 1980, he accompanied a Bangladesh cultural delegation to the Middle East. His excellent performance enthralled the audience and earned great fame for his country. In 1983, Shahadat participated in the 'All Bangladesh Music Conference' in Dhaka and won a gold medal. In 1989, he was honored with a Rotary (Buriganga) Award in recognition of his excellent performance on Sarod. In 1991, he performed solo in France for raising fund for the flood victims of Bangladesh. Shahadat accompanied Bangladesh cultural delegations to USA, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Italy, India, North Korea, China,Hong Kong, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark.

CD publications

Shahadat's 1st and 3rd CD were released by Mehwish Enterprises Ltd. and Y.A.K. Production, London, UK. His second CD was released from Bangladesh. Shahadat composed and directed the music for the documentary films Mrityuheen Pran, Meet Bangladesh, and Ripples in Meadows (produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Bangladeshi embassies around the world).

Achievements and awards

In 1994, he received the highest State Award of Bangladesh, the 'Ekushey Padak' for his contribution in the field of music. He obtained the degree 'Vadya Alankar' in music from Ali Akbar College of Music, California, USA. He is an M.A in History from Dhaka University. At this moment, Shahadat is working on music with 'Grand Union Orchestra' based in UK.


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