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The great grandson of the legendary Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan Saheb, the founder of the Rampur Sahaswan Gharana, Rashid Khan was born on 1st July, 1968 at Badaun, a small town in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Rashid has fond memories of the town of Badaun and its surroundings where he has spent his early days. The river which flows by the town was a witness to the number of hours Rashid spent by its side singing; the mazhars of Bare Sarkar and Chote Sarkar where he still pays his respects on his visits to the home town and the cemetary where his parents and young brother have been laid to rest.

Rashid studied in Mumbai for about an year whereafter he came back to his hometown. His tutelage under his illustrious granduncle and guru, the late Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan changed the course of his life & made him what he is today. It was Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan who nurtured the latent potential of Rashid through his training in the traditional one-to-one manner, first at his own residence at Badaun (Uttar Pradesh) and subsequently at The Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta.

Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan was a strict disciplinarian, and the long and arduous training under this guru made Rashid Khan a perfect exponent of the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, which owes its allegiance to the Senia traditions and has a great lineage of classical vocalists like the great Ustads Bahadur Hussain Khan, Inayat Hussain Khan, Fida Hussain Khan, Mushtaq Hussain Khan, Nissar Hussain Khan.

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Rashid gave his first performance at the age of eleven, in 1977. In 1979, he performed at the ITC Sangeet Sammmelan at New Delhi. He has not looked back since and his growing popularity has been reflected in his increasing participation in all well known music conferences in India and extensive tours the world over.


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