Born in 1927 in Moradabad, Shri Sabri Khan was trained in Sarangi by his father Ustad Chhajju Khan, Ustad Hajj Moha- mmad Khan — his grandfather and Ustad Laddan Khan of the Saini Gharana of Rampur Moradabad.
Proficient both as soloist and accompanist, Shri Sabri Khan has performed with most of the eminent vocalists of India and Pakistan in the course of the past four decades. A frequent broadcaster, he has been on the staff of All India Radio from 1942. He has performed in concerts and festivals all over Europe, the United States and the Soviet Union.
For his eminence in the field of music and his contribution to its enrichment Shri Sabri Khan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani Instrumental Music for 1986.