Born in 1908, Sri Ghulam Mohammed Qalinbaf studied Sufiana Musiqi from traditional masters such as Mohd. Siddiqi, Mohd. Ramzan and Mohd. Sultan. Later he studied with Ustad Khala Sahib who was one of the leading exponents of the style. Sri Qalinbaf was on the staff of the Radio Station at Srinagar and has been a regular broadcaster of Sufiana Musiqi for many years. He has performed in the National Programme of All India Radio. Sri Qalinbaf is also a gifted teacher and has taught Sufiana Kalam at the Government College for Women for many years. He is also an excellent Sehtar and Santoor player. He is known for retaining the purity of the maqams of Sufiana Kalam. For his eminence in the field of music and his contribution to its enrichment Sri Ghulam Mohd. Qalinbaf receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Sufiana Kalam for 1982.