Iqbal Ahmed Khan was born and brought up in the musical environs of Delhi Gharana of music. As a young boy he won many prizes in music competitions at school and University including Ameer Khusro Gold Medal. He is keeping up the family traditions as an active promoter of Amir Khusro's musical works.
Honoured as “Youngest Vocalist of the Country” by Andhra Pradesh government, 1970.
Given the title “Best Classical Singer of the Stage” by Shobana Arts of Delhi, 1974.
During his Bachelor of Arts at Delhi University, received trophies, gold medals, shields and certificates including the “Amir Khan Trophy” & Mirza Ghalib Trophy (1976-77 university Youth Festival) and was declared the “Outstanding Vocalist” of the University.
“Best Music Director Composer” award for his play “Roop Bengal” staged at Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, and popular T.V. Serial “Amir Khusro”.
Participated in the international symposium of “The life and works of “Amir Khusro” and gave lecture-cum-demonstration in 1982.
Participated in International Persian Conference held in Delhi & Bombay and rendered Persian Ghazals of Hafiz, Sadi, Jami and Amir Khusro.
Given the title of “Gaayan Acharya” by Sangeet Saiwalaya Bodhgaya (Bihar) in 1993, and “Sangeet Rattan” by Sur Sangeet Samity, Narela, Delhi & “Sangeet Saurabh” by Sangeetaayan, Delhi in 1998.
Received “Priyadarshini Award” 2001 and “Rajiv Rattan Sadbhavna Samman” 2003.
Received Sr. Fellowship from Ministry of HRD, Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India, for the year 2002-2002.
Music for various popular serials e.g. Indra Sabha, Chader ka Tukra, Basant Bahar, Kala Vasana, Police File Se, Safar ek Ishq ka, etc. In National Network and a documentary “Qutab Minar & its Monuments & Sculptures.” Was also awarded the Best Music Director in the year 1988 and composed Music for Tele Films Aik Pal Aur, Yaad-e-Ghalib. The LittleToy, Jung Abhi Jaari Hai, Talash and Rudra-avatar, etc. for National hook up.
Music for the plays “Tamasha Aur Tamashai”, “Darashikoh”, “Jahan-e-Khusro” .