Group: Damodar Sharma and Group
Sattar, 49, is an artist in the folk music spectrum of Braj in Uttar Pradesh and belongs to the Muslim community. He hails from Raya village of Mathura district and lives with his wife, five children (4 sons & 1 daughter). Sattar Ahmed has no formal training in music. He belongs to a musical family and has acquired the art of music in lineage. His family has a known heritage of Shehnai Wadak, an instrument that will lose its charm and meaning in no time after the demise of Ustad Bismillah Khan. For a living, he has been creating music, playing Shehnai at Weddings and Jagrans. He does not have any training in classical music and plays folk songs mostly with Braj Ke Lokgeet as his field of expertise. He draws all his inspiration from his friend, Bayed Hussain, who used to play Dholak & Shehnai. His Guru was his father, Janab Khudabaksh. He has performed in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and government shows and AIR concerts. He is very active in Public Shows, Bhajan Melas, and Ghazal Shows. He holds the memories of performing in Raya in front of more than 1 lakh people very fondly. Sattar aspires to see his children follow the path of the family heritage of musicians, and one of his sons sings, and the other one plays the keyboard and shehnai. He is very hopeful and optimistic about his future and believes the generation to come will also pursue music from all their hearts.
- Uttar Pradesh