Moinuddin Khan

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Moinuddin Khan
Origin Jaipur, Rajasthan
Genres Hindustani classical music
Occupation(s) instrumentalist, vocalist
Instruments sarangi

Moinuddin Khan is a veteran Indian classical instrumentalist and vocalist, who plays sarangi. Based in Jaipur, he belongs to the "Jaipur gharana" of Hindustani classical music. Renowned for dignified method of presenting ASTHAI-ALAAP-ANTRA in Vilambit and DRUT with LAYAKARI has an extereme control over TAN - GAMAKplaying. [1]

Khan has performed his music for All India Radio, Jaipur, in solo programmes.

In 2014, the Government of India conferred upon him its fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri.[2]

Early life and background[edit]

Moinuddin Khan belongs to a traditional family of musicians of Jaipur. Khan Saab inherited the art of music form and started his musical training in sarangi at age 7 from his father Mehboob Khan who was a well-known Sarangi player. Ustad Mehaboob Khan himself has trained a number of students and the most outstanding students among them is the well known Pandit Ram Narayanji. Ustad Moinuddin Khan hails from a family of noted musicians , .[3][4]


He worked with All India Radio, jaipur as sarangi player for several years.[5] Over the years he has given solo performances, on state-run Doordarshan television channel, and also All India Radio.[6] Besides this he has also performed at concerts in countries like France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and other European countries.[3] He also accompanied on sarangi notable vocalists like Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, Bhimsen Joshi, Begum Akhtar, Faiyaz Khan, and tabla maestro, Zakir Hussain at various concerts.[1][5]

He also received acclaim to his sarangi renditions as he appeared in a sequence of 1999 English film, Holy Smoke!, shot in Pushkar. He was shown playing sarangi along with his disciples and actress Kate Winslet also featured in the scene.[1][6]

He was won several state-level and national-level awards during his career, including a state-level award on Republic Day, 1994.[3] He was awarded the Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 2001-2002.[7] In 2006, he received the annual Dagar Gharana honour given by Maharana Mewar Foundation of Udaipur for his contribution to the promotion of classical music.[6]

He lives in the Kalyanji Ka Rasta area within the Walled City area of Jaipur,[8] where he continues to teach his disciples employing the guru-shishya tradition, sarangi, violin, and Hindustani classical singing.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Reflecting nuances of Jaipur gharana". The Tribune. November 23, 2003. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Padma Awards Announced". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dalveer Bhandari, Panagariya, Moinuddin Khan get Padma award". The Times of India. Jan 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  4. ^ Sarangi is my beloved: Mounuddin Khan DNA, India. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  5. ^ a b c "Anup Jalota Sings for CRY". CRY America Inc.(RDU Chapter). Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  6. ^ a b c "Honour for sarangi maestro". The Hindu. Mar 27, 2006. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  7. ^ "Awards: Classical Music(Instrumental)". Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  8. ^ "Sarangi player Moinuddin Khan was selected for Padma Shri on Saturday". The Times of India. Jan 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 

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