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Sarfaraaz and Mihir

Tabla artist, Sarangi artist

Sarfaraaz and Mihir
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Sarfaraaz Khan was born into a musicians' family of Kirana Gharana on 29th Jan 1996 in Dharwad. His father USTAD FAIYAZ KHAN is great Sarangi  player  and also a vocalist. His grand father USTAD ABDUL QUDAR KHAN was staff artist in A.I.R and his great grand father USTAD SHAIKH ABDULLA KHAN was a court musician in Mysore palace and nawabs of Hyderabad. Sarfaraaz started giving performances at a tender age of 10 years. He has performed on prestigious stages like Mysore Dasara Festival, Dharwad Children Festival, Miraj Festival, Sirsi, Kerala, Gangubai Hangal Festival, etc.Sarfaraaz is continuing his Riyaaz . From past 2 years Sarfaraaz is receiving his Talim from Sarangi legend PADMAVIBHUSHAN PT. RAM NARAYAN.


Mihir Kallianpur born on 2nd July 1993. He was initiated into basic tabla at a tender age of seven years and for the past several years has been undergoing advanced training from Ustad Shabbir Nisar of Hyderabad, son and disciple of legendary tabla Nawaaz Shaik Dawood Khan Sahab. Gifted Mihir is a role model of dedication, hard work, patience and perseverance and after rigorous training and Riyaz has developed into a first class tabla player and is now recognized as a young musician of outstanding talent. Encouragement in the form of scholarship from ‘SURSAGAR’, Bangalore and Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, New Delhi came early along with recognition in the form of awards. Mihir has topped several competitions and won prizes. Also at a very young age has been appreciated by the doyens of music like Late Smt Gangubai Hangal. Leading musicians like Smt Lalita Ubhayker, Pandit Madhav Gudi, Ustad Hamid Khan, Smt Lalit. J. Rao, Smt Aditi Upadhayay among others have recognized his talent and blessed him. He has also received the ‘POGO AMAZING KIDS’ award and has participated in the world’s largest symphony of Indian Classical Music. Mihir has given tabla solo concerts at many prestigious organizations like Canara Union, Sursagar, Hindustani Sangeeth Vidyapeeth, Saptak, Lions Club, Swar Saptak, etc.He has also accompanied several vocalists and instrumentalists and was acknowledged as a sensitive and skillful accompanist. Mihir`s talent was recognized by Sitar Wizard Shahid Parvez Khan with whom he performed at a concert in Bangalore. He has also performed in prestigious music festivals such as Devnandan Ubhayker Yuva sangeet utsav in Bangalore and Bharatiya Sangeet Vidyalaya in Dharwad.

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Sarangi artist Sarfaraaz Khan
Sarangi artist Sarfaraaz Khan
Sarfaraaz Khan - Sarangi player
Sarfaraaz Khan - Sarangi player
Mihir Kallianpur on his tabla
Mihir Kallianpur on his tabla
Tabla player Mihir Kallianpur
Tabla player Mihir Kallianpur
Mihir playing tabla in a concert
Mihir playing tabla in a concert
Tabla player Mihir Kallianpur
Tabla player Mihir Kallianpur
Sarangi artist Sarfaraaz Khan
Sarangi artist Sarfaraaz Khan
Sarfaraaz with his father Ustad Faiyaz Khan and tabla maestros Pt. Nayan Ghosh and Pt. Anindo Chatterjee
Sarfaraaz with his father Ustad Faiyaz Khan and tabla maestros Pt. Nayan Ghosh and Pt. Anindo Chatterjee
Tabla player Mihir Kallianpur
Tabla player Mihir Kallianpur
Mihir Kallianpur accompanying Sangeeta Swaminathan in a concert
Mihir Kallianpur accompanying Sangeeta Swaminathan in a concert
Mihir Kallianpur with Sardar Bhayya, his Ustad, and Ustad Rashid Khan.
Mihir Kallianpur with Sardar Bhayya, his Ustad, and Ustad Rashid Khan.
Sarangi artist Sarfaraaz Khan being blessed by his Guru Pt Ram Narayanji
Sarangi artist Sarfaraaz Khan being blessed by his Guru Pt Ram Narayanji
Gandabandhan of Sarfaraaz by his Guru Pt Ram Narayanji
Gandabandhan of Sarfaraaz by his Guru Pt Ram Narayanji
Gandabandhan of Sarfaraaz by his Guru Pt Ram Narayanji
Gandabandhan of Sarfaraaz by his Guru Pt Ram Narayanji
Sarangi artist Sarfaraaz Khan with his Guru Pt. Ram Narayanji
Sarangi artist Sarfaraaz Khan with his Guru Pt. Ram Narayanji
Tarang
Tarang
   Career
Sarfaraaz Khan started giving performances in the teen age of 10 years.

Sarafaraaz has performed on prestigious stages like Mysore Dasara Festival, Dharwad Children Festival, Miraj Festival Sirsi, Kerala , Gangubai Hangal Festival, etc. 

Mihir has also performed solo in various places and also with many artists-instrumental and vocal
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In this program, the duo presents some of ragas, thumris and dhun which are very soothing.
   Awards & Achievements
Mihir Kallianpur has topped many competitions and has received scholarships such as Sursagar,Bangalore and Centre for cultural resources and training. He has been acknowledged by great artists such as Smt.Gangubai Hangal, Pt. Madhav Gudi, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, etc.
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