Maihar gharana

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The Maihar gharana is a gharana or school of Hindustani or North Indian classical music formed principally by the sarod maestro Ustad Allaudin Khan in Maihar in the Madhya Pradesh state of India.[1]

It is one of the most prominent gharanas of the 20th century; much of the fame of Hindustani classical music in the west stems from this gharana. Prominent musicians belonging to the Maihar gharana include sitarists late Ravi Shankar, late Nikhil Banerjee, and Sarodist Jotin Bhattacharya, Allauddin Khan's son sarod player late Ali Akbar Khan, daughter Annapurna Devi and grandsons Aashish Khan, late Dhyanesh Khan and Alam Khan. Other prominent musicians with links to this gharana include the sarodiya late Bahadur Khan, Sharan Rani, late Vasant Rai, late Rajesh Chandra Moitra, Vikash Maharaj, Rajeev Taranath, late Damodar Lal Kabra, Abhisek Lahiri (Sarod Player), Basant Kabra, violinist late V. G. Jog; guitarists Brij Bhushan Kabra, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and his nephew Krishna Bhatt; flautists Pannalal Ghosh, Devendra Murdeshwar, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nityanand Haldipur, Rupak Kulkarni, and Ronu Majumdar; sitarists Chandrakant sardeshmukh, Kartick Kumar and his son Niladri Kumar, and Jaya Biswas.

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  1. ^ Rashtriya Sahara. Sahara India Mass Communication. 1998. 

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