Born on 10 September 1938 in Baroda, Gujarat, Shri Shamim Ahmed Khan received his initial training in music from his father Ustad Ghulam Rasool Khan and from Ustad Faiyaz Khan of the Agra gharana. Later, he learnt the Sitar under Pandit Ram Shankar. Shri Shamim Ahmed Khan has distinguished himself as an instrumentalist of the Maihar gharana. He has performed in many prestigious festivals of music in India and various other countries. He has trained a number of students. Shri Shamim Ahmed Khan is also a composer and has played and scored music for several films and plays. Shri Shamim Ahmed Khan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Hindustani instrumental music.