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Tari Khan

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Birth name  Abdul Sattar Khan
Years active  1967–present

Instruments  Tabla
Origin  Lahore, Pakistan
Name  Tari Khan
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Occupation(s)  Tabla Maestro & Vocalist
Genres  Hindustani classical music, World music
Similar People  Altaf Hussain 'Tafo' Khan, Shafqat Ali Khan, Parvez Mehdi, Zakir Hussain, Alam Lohar

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Ustad Abdul Sattar "Tari" Khan (born 1953) is a Pakistani tabla player and vocalist. Ustad Tari Khan hails from the Punjab gharana and is the student of Ustad Miyan Shaukat Hussain Khan. He has been awarded with many accolades such as Taj Poshi (Golden Crown), the Hazrat Amir Khusrow Award, as well as Pakistan's Pride of Performance Award (Pakistan's highest artistic honour) in 2008. Tari Khan belongs to the tabla playing gharana called Punjab gharana.


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Early life

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Ustad Tari Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan. He hails from a traditional Rababi family (musicians employed in the Sikh temples of Punjab). His father was a classical vocalist. At the age of six, Tari was so captivated by the Tabla playing of Ustad Miyan Shaukat Hussain Khan, that for the next eight years, Tari heard Ustad Miyan Shaukat Hussain Khan's tabla at various events. At fourteen, he formally became a student of Ustad Miyan Shaukat Hussain Khan, thus beginning his journey into Tabla. Three years later, he would go on to perform at the death anniversary of tabla master Miyan Qadir Baksh for almost three hours.


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He became famous as the accompanist of the ghazal singer Ghulam Ali as well as Mehdi Hassan. Tari always provided an exquisite accompaniment: clean, crisp thekas with astonishingly quick and interesting laggis to punctuate the verses. Because of this international exposure, musicians in India got to hear of him at a time when little cultural news escaped from Pakistan. Since then, Tari has gone on to musical scene as a tabla showman. Ustad Tari Khan has earned and has been awarded with several titles in his lifetime. The titles and awards range from being crowned the Golden Crown Taj Poshi, the Hazrat Ameer Khusro Award, as well as Pakistan's Pride of Performance Award, which has earned him the title of Tabla Prince of India and Pakistan.

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Ustad Tari Khan has accompanied various classical artists like Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Roshanara Begum, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Ustad Ghulam Hussain Shaggan, Ustad Sharif Khan Ponnchewale, Ustad Vilayat Khan, and Pandit Ramesh Mishra, to name a few. He has also accompanied renowned ghazal singers like Ustad Mehdi Hassan, Ghulam Ali, Jagjit Singh, Talat Aziz, and Hariharan, to name a few.


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Many are not aware of the multiple talents Ustad Tari possesses apart from his legendary Tabla playing. Recently, Ustadji has shown his prowess in the area of singing as well. His mentor in singing was Mehdi Hassan Sahab himself. Ustad Tari has proven himself to be a great student of Ustad Mehdi Hassan as he has recently started displaying his love of music through singing as well.

Personal life

Ustad Tari Khan lives in California, US. He trains his disciples in Tabla. He has a multitude of followers around the world and has countless students across the globe.


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