Shahid Parvez

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Shahid Parvez Khan
Birth nameShahid Parvez Khan
Born (1958-10-14) 14 October 1958 (age 60)
Mumbai, India
GenresIndian classical music
Years active1965–present
WebsiteOfficial site

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (commonly known as Shahid Parvez, born 14 October 1958) is an Indian classical sitar player from the Imdadkhani gharana.[1][2] He belongs to the seventh generation of the Etawah Gharana. He is praised especially for the vocalistic phrasing of his raga improvisations.[3]

Shahid Parvez Khan at a concert accompanied by Kishan Maharaj

Early life[edit]

young Shahid Parvez Khan at a concert accompanied by Samta Prasad of the Benaras Gharana

Born in Mumbai, India, Shahid Parvez was trained by his father Aziz Khan,[4] who was the son of the sitar and surbahar player Wahid Khan.[5] As is the custom, Aziz Khan first initiated his son into vocal music and tabla before training him on the Sitar over many years. Shahid Parvez also got vocal and surbahar training from his uncle Hafeez Khan, a singer and player of the surbahar and sitar. He also received training in tabla for many years from Munnu Khan of the Delhi Gharana.

His family has produced many instrumentalists in Hindustani classical music including Imdad Khan (his great grandfather), Enayat Khan, Wahid Khan (his grandfather) and Vilayat Khan.

Performing career[edit]

Shahid Parvez has performed in all major musical festivals in India[6] and abroad including the Festival of India held in the US, Europe, USSR, Canada, Africa, Middle-East and Australia. He has numerous LP records, audio and video cassettes, CDs and DVDs, several awards and accolades, and a distinguished performance career in India and around the world.[7]

Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ "Raining Plaudits". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Seven strings to the rainbow". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Shahid Parvez". New York Times. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Forever the right ring". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Preserving a musical heritage". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Traditional Treat". India today. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Sarangi, sitar maestros regale Puneites". Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Padma Shri for Anup Jalota, Dr. V. Mohan, Vanraj Bhatia". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 May 2012.

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