Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan born in Mumbai India on 16th November 1957 died in New Delhi 6th September 2021.
Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan is top grade artist of AIR and Door darshan. He represented India through ICCR in many countries like Russia Germany Italy Belgium etc. He performed also in Canada and Europe.
Carrying forward a great tradition, and proud descendants of a lineage of great masters, Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan was the third eldest son of Karamat Ali Khan and very talented grandson of Padma Bhushan Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, doyen of the Kasur Patiala Gharana and one of this century’s greatest vocalists.
The initials guidance and musical environment for Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan came from his grand father Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and his grand uncle Ustad Barkat Ali Khan and father Karamat Ali Khan who was the the eldest on of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan sahib of Kasur Patiala Gharana. He nurtured his love for music and focused his thinking towards the greatness of this art from. Later, he started formal training under his uncle and guru, Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, second son of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. He groomed him in the intricate Chamukhia style of the Kasur Patiala Geake. His Guru’s vigorous talim which stretched for many years coupled with his own untiring Riyaz, has moulded him into mature and capable vocalists.
In his several concerts in India and abroad he has been flooding audiences with nostalgic memories of his beloved grand father with his expertise in weaving complex Taan patterns and their control over Swar and Laya. His broad and virile voices compel attention and performance never fails to impress. His rendering of Khayal Thumris and madras is with immense beauty and elegance. While remaining within the norms of their Gayaki, he is innovating his own projection and creating a definitive aura and brilliance in his rendering, encompassing perfect technique and aesthetics.
Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan is top grade artist of All India Radio & TV. His audio-tape “Yaad-e-Sabrang’, featuring a set of exquisite Thumris and Dadras dedicated to Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, has recently been released by Weston.
In 1995, Awarded for the best classic vocalist of Punjab, by Punjab government
In 2005, Awarded as the best classic performers, by Delhi Government
Awarded by Bade Ghulam Ali khan Music Academy of Toronto (Canada)
Lahore (Pakistan) Awarded for the best classic performer
Bade Ghulam Ali khan Music award from Pakistan 2006 Information truly updated by Singer Naqi Ali Khan younger brother of Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan. for more detail contact Naqi Ali Khan at musicl...@hotmail.com