Dhroopad presents Ustad Rashid Khan & Armaan Khan with a special appearance by Shri Babul Supriyo
by Dhroopad Inc
Day and TimeSun, 29 November 2020 12:00PM - 02:00PM (EST)
Dhroopad and Ustad Rashid Khan Academy proudly presents: The father Son duo Ustad Rashid Khan and Armaan Khan with a special appearance of Shri Babul Supriyo. ** Your tickets/donations/sponsorships will be used to fund artists/musicians ** “Rashid Khan – the young maestro and the leading torch-bearer who epitomizes the mesmerizing magic of Indian Classical music.” 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. He received his initial training from his maternal grand-uncle, Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan (1909–1993). He is also the nephew of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. As a child he had little interest in music. His uncle Ghulam Mustafa Khan was among the first to note his musical talents, and for some time trained him in Mumbai. However, he received his main training from Nissar Hussain Khan, initially at his house in Badayun. A strict disciplinarian, Nissar Hussain Khan would insist on voice training (Swar Sadhana) from four in the morning, and make Rashid practice one note of the scale for hours on end. A whole day would be spent on practicing just a single note. Although Rashid detested these lessons as a child, but the disciplined training shows in his easy mastery of taan and layakaari today. It was not until he was 18 that Rashid began to truly enjoy his musical training. 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. Babul Supriyo (born 15 December 1970) is an Indian playback singer, live performer, television host, actor and politician. He is a Member of Parliament and currently serving as the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in the Union Council of Ministers. He made a career as playback singer in Hindi cinema in the mid-nineties and has sung for many films since then. He primarily sings in Hindi, Bengali, and Odia languages. However, he has also done playback singing in 11 other languages during his musical career. He entered politics in 2014 and joined Narendra Modi's government. He previously served as Union Minister of State for Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. Babul comes from a musical family and was greatly influenced by his grandfather, Banikantha NC Baral, a Bengali vocalist and composer. He won several inter-school and inter-college music compositions, and had performed in All India Radio and Doordarshan. He attended Don Bosco School during which he became an "All India Don Bosco Music Champion" in 1983, and "The Most Enriching Talent" in 1985. He completed his bachelor's degree in commerce from Serampore College in 1991.