Born in 1935 in Calcutta, Shri Imrat Hussain Khan was trained in vocal and instrumental music by eminent musicians of his family Ustads Waheed Khan. Bande Hasan, Zinda Hasan and Vilayat Khan. Son of the illustrious Ustad Enayat Khan, he has distinguished himself as a player of both Sitar and Surbahar. Shri Imrat Khan made his debut on the concert platform at a very early age and has performed widely over the years. He has several gramophone records to his credit and has also composed music for films. He has trained a number of students, his four sons included, and lectured on music at various universities. For his eminence in music and his contribution to its enrichment Shri Imrat Hussain Khan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani instrumental music.