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Sabri Khan, one of the India's outstanding sarangi players, was born in Moradabad in 1927. He was trained in Sarangi by his father Ustad Chhajju Khan of the senia gharana of Rampur, Moradabad. He is descended on both side of his family from lines of distinguished musicians, both instrumentalist and vocalist. His tutelage can, in fact be traced back to Mian Tansen, court singer of emperor Akbar. Shri Sabri Khan first introduced to sarangi by his grandfather and the skills were subsequently developed under the guidance of his father. He is equally proficient as soloist and accompanist and over the last four decades he has played with all the great vocalist of India. He has been affiliated with All India Radio since the early forties and worked as staff artist. He has featured as a soloist and as an accompanist in numerous musical festivals of India. He has toured extensively outside India with many performances. He was visiting professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. He holds numerous awards and prizes and recognition of his exceptional skills in playing sarangi.

 Proficient both as soloist and accompanist, Sabri Khan has performed with most of the eminent vocalists of India and Pakistan in the past four decades. A frequent broadcaster, he has been on the staff of All India Radio since 1942. He has performed in concerts and festivals in Europe, the United States and the Soviet union. Shri Sabri Khan was honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindustani instrumental music in 1986.

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