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Group: Sawai Khan and Group
Mustaq is an artist in the folk music spectrum of Rajasthan. He belongs to the Manganiyar community which has a history of passing on their musical talents down to the future generations. Mustaq hails from Boruda village of Jaisalmer district.
Mustaq has been learning music since the age of 10 and began to learn from his guru, Sawai Khan, who is also his paternal uncle. Most people in this community begin learning music as a child and master more than one traditional instrument during their lifetime. Similarly, Mustaq started learning music with the help of Dholak, and now mastered the instrument. Along with the group of musicians lead by Sawai Khan he has performed in almost all districts of Rajasthan
Due to a lack of latitude in the field of folk music within the state and the country, these artists have to resort to other jobs in order to earn a livelihood for their families. Currently, at the age of 20, Mushtaq aspires to make an impact on the livelihoods of the people in the community through his craft through more opportunities to showcase the art form he is inordinately passionate about.