I present to you, Sir, Shri Asad Ali Khan. Shri Asad Ali Khan, was born in 1937 at Alwar, Rajasthan and is a reputed Rudra Veena player. Belonging to a family of beenkars, he was trained by his father, Sadiq Ali Khan. He is known for a rare contemplative style of rendering ragas, and virtuosity in playing the Rudra Veena. He has visited Italy, England, Canada and the United States for concert tours. Shri Asad Ali Khan is now on the staff of the Music Faculty, Delhi University. For his eminence in the field of Music and his contribution to its enrichment, Shri Asad Ali Khan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Instrumental Music for 1977.