Warsi Brothers

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warsi Brothers
Origin Hyderabad, India
Genres Qawwali
Website Warsi Brothers, website

Warsi Brothers are an Indian Qawwali musical group, consisting of brothers Nazeer Ahmed Khan Warsi and Naseer Ahmed Khan Warsi[1] (the Qawwāls), along with eight accompanists (the humnawa or party). They are based in Hyderabad.


Nazeer and Naseer are the sons of Zaheer Ahmed Khan Warsi, who along with his father, Aziz Ahmed Khan Warsi, constituted the previous incarnation of the Warsi Brothers.[1] Muhammed Siddique Khan, the ancestor of Warsi brothers, was a singer in the Mughal durbar. In 1857, when the Mughal empire dissolved, he became a court singer for the Nizam of Hyderabad. Muhammed Siddique Khan was the nephew of Tanras Khan.[2]


Warsi Brothers carry on their legacy by touring all over the world and are known for their intense performances.[citation needed] They perform Amir Khusro's qawwalis in their classical style. They are the music bearers of the gayeki of Dilli gharana and are noted for their melody and improvisation. They are renowned for their traditional Sufiana Qawwali, Ghazal, Thumri, Bhajan and Classical Bandish. The brothers jointly received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for their contribution to Qawwali.

They perform at the dargah of Syed Shah Yousufuddin in Nampally every Thursday night from midnight.


  1. ^ a b http://www.qawwalwarsibrothers.com/
  2. ^ "Divining divine music". thehindu.com. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 

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