I present to you, Sir, Sri Masit Khan. Born in December 1883 at Muradabad (U.P.), Sri Masit Khan is one of the leading tabla players of recent times. Sri Masit Khan who plays the tabla In the Faraqqabad style. received his training from his father, Nanne Khan. Besides being an eminent artiste he is also a reputed teacher, with several outstanding pupils to his credit. Sri Masit Khan was the Court Musician of Rampur. For his eminence in the field of music and his contribution to its enrichment, Sri Masit Khan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Instrumental Music.