Iqbal Ahmad Khan

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Iqbal Ahmed Khan
Nationality Indian
Occupation Classical vocalist

Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan is an Indian classical vocalist from Delhi Gharana.[1]

Early life and background[edit]

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[citation needed]. He is keeping up the family traditions as an active promoter of Amir Khusro's musical works.[2]

Honours[edit]

  • Awarded International Amir Khusro Gold medal, 1966[citation needed]
  • 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.

Compositions[edit]

  • 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” .

Discography[edit]

  • Two of his CDs have been released in Paris.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist - Iqbal Ahmad Khan (Vocal), Gharana - Delhi". swarganga.org. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Swacch Bharat Abhiyan anthem at Hindustani classical music fest". Niti Central. Retrieved 3 March 2015.