Khadim Hussain Khan

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Khadim Hussain Khan (1907–1993) was an Indian singer born in Atrauli, Uttar Pradesh, India. Initiated into music by his father Altaf Hussain Khan, he went on to learn from his grand uncle Ustad Kallan Khan. They were both court musicians of the Jaipur Kingdom.

Khadim had a long and arduous training for 12 years, practicing for more than 12 hours every day.[citation needed] He moved to Bombay in the late twenties and was part of the Mumbai music circles for many decades. He was a superb teacher.[citation needed] Famous for his Layakari, it was difficult to grasp for the untrained. He was an AIR artist from its inception, but his passion and life's mission was teaching.

He was a great[citation needed] composer, under the pen name "Sajan Piya". He composed 110 choice bandishes. His students set up a trust under the name "Sajan Milap" in the seventies.

His younger brother Ustad Latafat Hussain, the late smt. Saguna Kalyanpur, and Smt. Lalith J. Rao are disciples of his.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Maharashtra State Award (1978)
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1978)[1]
  • Padma Bhushan (1982)[2]
  • Tansen Samman, Govt, of Madhya Pradesh (1986)
  • ITC Award (?)