Sabri Khan



Born on 10 April 1927 in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Sabri Khan was trained in Sarangi by his grandfather Shri Haji Mohammed Khan and later by his father Shri Chhajju Khan of the Senia gharana of Rampur-Moradabad. He also learnt rare techniques of Sarangi from his uncle Shri Laddan Khan, also of the Senia gharana. A frequent broadcaster on All India Radio, and proficient both as a soloist and an accompanist, Shri Sabri Khan has performed with most of the eminent vocalists of India and Pakistan in many prestigious concerts and festivals in India, Europe, the United States and the former Soviet Union. He has lectured widely and was invited as a visiting Professor by the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. During one of his tours, Shri Sabri Khan had played a duet with Yehudi Menuhin.
He has trained many students and has received numerous titles and awards from many prestigious institutions including the Sahitya Kala Parishad Award, Delhi, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1986), the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1990), the Padma Shri (1991), and the Padma Bhushan (2006) awards by the Government of India.
He has many recordings to his credit.
Shri Sabri Khan is elected Tagore Fellow of Sangeet Natak Akademi for his contribution to Indian music.