Amjad Ali Khan

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Amjad Ali Khan

Born: 9 October 1945


  • He is an Indian classical sarod player, best known for his clear and fast ekhara taans.
  • Khan first performed in the United States in 1963 and continued into the 2000s, with his sons.
  • He was awarded India’s second highest civilian honor Padma Vibhushan in 2001.
  • Khan was awarded 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award.
  • He received Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 1991, and Padma Vibhushan in 2001.
  • He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 1989 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for 2011.
  • He was awarded the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2004.
  • The U.S. state Massachusetts proclaimed 20 April as Amjad Ali Khan Day in 1984.
  • Khan was made an honorary citizen of Houston, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee, in 1997, and of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2007.
  • He received the Banga-Vibhushan in 2011.
  • A Gulzar directed documentary on Amjad Ali Khan won the Filmfare award in 1990.

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