Inayat Hussain Khan

Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan (1849–1919) (Urdu: عنایت حسین خان ) was an Indian classical vocalist, and the founder of Rampur-Sahaswan gharana.

Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan
Born1849
OriginSahaswan, Mughal Empire
Died1919 (aged 70)
GenresHindustani classical music,
Rampur-Sahaswan gharana
Occupation(s)Classical Vocalist

Early life

Born in Sahaswan, Badaun district to Ustad Mehboob Khan, a khayal singer and Veena player of the Rampur court. He was trained and lived in Rampur, and his gharana came to be called Rampur-Sahaswan gharana.[1]

Career

He was a child prodigy. He first married the daughter of Haddu Khan of the Gwalior gharana. His singing style has influences of the Dhrupad singing typical of the Gwalior gharana, and the Rampur-Shahaswan style is sometimes regarded as an offshoot of the Gwalior gharana.[2]

Disciple

One of the major disciple was Pt. Girija Shankar Chakravarti . He learned kheyal from Ustadji.

References

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