I have the honour to present to you Shri Wahid Khan, a foremost exponent of instrumental music of the Hindustani School. Shri Wahid Khan was born at Etawah in 1895. He learnt Sitar and Surbahar from his father, the late Shri Imdad Khan. Doyen of a family of illustrious Sitar players, Shri Wahid Khan possesses a mastery over the traditional technique of Sitar playing in its pure form. He is noted for his effortless rendering of Alaap, Jor, Gat, That and Jhala with aesthetic perfection. He has also mastered his family technique of Surbahar. His skillful playing on this instrument is a sheer delight. He has won acclaim as an excellent performer from connoisseurs at Mysore, Baroda and several other Durbars. For his pre-eminence in music, and for his life-long devotion and service to its cause, I pray, Sir, that you may be pleased to grant him recognition in the field of instrumental music of the Hindustani School, and to award to him a shawl, a gold Shrinkhal and a Sanad in token of that recognition.