Group: Mahaveer Singh and Group
A 58-years-old artist from Agra, Sabir Khan has been learning music through Braj Lokgeet. At a very tender age his interest in music grew, he began to learn music taking inspiration from Amba Prasad Lawn. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. He considers Chedduram Baha as his guru who introduced him to the world of music, nautanki, and as his guru speaks very highly of their teaching as well as calibre in the field of music. He also believes that music has been something that always moved him and he feels connected to. When he was a child, he would try to imitate people around him who used to sing and thus picked up the will to sing and never stopped learning. He also knows how to play the khanra apart from taking care of the backing vocals duties and has performed in various locations within the state and the country. He has been performing with Mahaveer Chahar since 1989 and pulled off brilliant performances at various festivals in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi only to dazzle the crowds and regards his performance at Suraj Kund as the most memorable experience. He also has immense studio experience and has very frequently performed at Doordarshan and Akashwani along with Mahaveer Chahar. He lives in a family of 6 people and has his wife, 3 sons, and a daughter. Thus, he also has to do professionally to make ends meet. Other than music, he does have anything to do, he does even land where he can do some farming. His children are least interested in music, as it offers very little financial assistance, his sons are currently labourers. He feels his time has come to retire. But despite all the struggles, he never let that affect his performance, a true artist in the core.
- Uttar Pradesh