Fareed Ahmad Khan

Fareed Ahmad Khan

Born and grown up in the environment of music, Fareed hails from the musical lineage of the renowned Dilli Gharana, where his cradle was literally surrounded by the stalwarts of the music industry. He is paternal grandson of sarangi maestro Ustad Mohammed Ahmed Banney Khan and the eldest son of Nizamuddin Khan. He took his initial taleem under Ustad Zafar Ahmed Khan and subsequently by his father and now has been learning the intricacies of the gayaki under the tutelage of Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, the Khalifa of Dilli Gharana. He possesses a keen understanding of various parts of the gayaki emphasizing lachav-ghulav, his alaap is imaginative while his rhythmic play is pulsating and his taans emerge like rippling cascades. With an equal ease he presents thumri, dadra, bhajans, sufi kalaam and genre of semi classical vocal. He has rare and gifted voice which is both mellifluous and has a tremendous reach between the three octaves. Initiated into the fine art of vocal, Fareed has perform