He was born on 9th October 1945 in Gwalior as Masoom Ali Khan, the youngest of six children, to Gwalior court musician Hafiz Ali Khan and Rahat Jahan. His is the sixth generation of musiciansin his family (which claims to have invented the sarod). His personal name was changed by a sadhu to Amjad.
Khan was educated at home, and studied music under his father; he performed on the sarod from a young age, and performed publicly from 1963 until the early 2000s
He was awarded India’s second highest civilian honor, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2001.
Edited by Grosseteste on 3 Jan 2013, 23:19
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