Inayat Hussain Khan

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Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan
Born 1849
Origin Sahaswan, India
Died 1919 (aged 70)
Genres Hindustani classical music,
Rampur-Sahaswan gharana
Occupation(s) Classical Vocalist

Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan (1849–1919) (Urdu: عنایت حسین خان ‎) was an Indian classical vocalist, and the founder of Rampur-Sahaswan gharana.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sahaswan, Badaun district to Ustad Mehboob Khan, a khayal singer and Veena player of the Rampur court. He was trained and lived in Rampur, and his gharana came to be called Rampur-Sahaswan gharana.[1]


He was a child prodigy. His First married the daughter of Haddu Khan of the Gwalior gharana.His singing style has influences of the Dhrupad singing typical of the Gwalior gharana, and the Rampur-Shahaswan style is sometimes regarded as an offshoot of the Gwalior gharana.[2]