Ghulam Mustafa Khan (singer)

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Ghulam Mustafa Khan
Narendra Modi and Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.jpg
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (right) with Narendra Modi
Background information
Born (1931-03-03) March 3, 1931 (age 85)
Origin Badayun, Uttar Pradesh, India
Genres Hindustani classical music
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 1952–present
Website Official site

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (born March 3, 1931) is an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani classical music tradition. He belongs to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana[1] and he is the son of Waris Hussain Khan and grandson of Inayat Hussain Khan of Sahaswan Gharana. He has been associated with Hindi film industry and as a teacher he has trained several noted playback and classical singers.

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991,[2] followed by Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award of India in 2006.[2] In 2003 he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists given by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.[3]

Early life[edit]

He was born on March 3, 1931 in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Amina Begum who is grand daughter of Mushtaq Hussain Khan. They have four sons who are Murtaza Khan, Qadir Mustafa, Rabbani Khan, Hasan Khan. Murtaza Khan and Qadir Khan are well known classical vocalists and singers of Hindi Film Industry who have worked with the legendary music director A. R. Rahman Amit Trivedi and others. He is also the uncle of Sufi singer Ateeq Hussain Khan and guru uncle of classical vocalist Rashid Khan.[4]
He currently lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra along with his family.


Some of his students are singers in the field of Indian playback singing: Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt, Hariharan, Shaan,[5] Sonu Nigam Sagarika; sons: Murtuza, Qadir, Rabbani, Hasan; grandsons: Aamir and Faiz etc.Murtuza's son Faiz was the youngest singer of coke studio he was part of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan's 3 generation performance with A.R.Rahman at coke studio season 3 for MTV India. Well known Shilpa Rao,Kalpana Patowary, A.R. Rahman, Alisha Chinnoy, Ankita Dixit, Amitabh Narayan Ruchi Sharma (singer), etc.


He has been involved as playback singer and music director of award winning feature films like :

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