I present to you, Sir, Shri Mushtaq Ali Khan. He was born in 1911 at Vara- nasi. Belonging to all illustrious family of instrumentalists of the Senia gharana, he received training in the sitar and the surbahar from his father, Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan. Even as a child he showed great promise and gave his first public concert at the age of twelve. He is known for his traditional style of playing the sitar. He has been a distinguished and well-known concert artist. He has been honoured by various cultural bodies and was the Court Musician of Jaunpur State. For his eminence in the field of music and his contribution to its enrichment, Shri Mushtaq Ali Khan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Instrumental Music.