Amzad Ali Khan
(The Sarod Maestro)
Amzad Ali Khan is the mystical Sarod player. His fingers slides on Sarod like magic. He has shown his performance in various institu-tions to inspire people. Amzad Ali Khan was bom on 9th October 1945 at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. HisfatherwasUstadHafizAli Khan and mother Subbulaxmi. From his childhood, he got conducive environment for music and developed as well as inherited it. He liked to play music rather than study. Study was his secondary business. At the age of five only he used to play Sarod. He started to show his musical talent on stages at the tender age of twelve.
Famous Amzad Ali Khan considers music as the component of life. According to him music is full of love and happiness. As per him music is the other name of life. He says music spreads the message of brotherhood. Amzad Ali also believes in experimentation and research in Sarod playing. He has done various experiments on it. He has an adventurous mind which he employs in his Sarod recitals.
Shri Khan has been conferred ‘Badmashri’ and ‘Padma Bhushan’ for his dedication and excellence in Sarod playing. He has also been awarded with ‘Sangeet Shiromani’, ‘Tansen Samman’ etc.