Group: Saroj Verma and Group
A 49-year-old artist from Banaras who learned through Thumri and Dadra, Ustaad Fateh Ali Khan, is a renowned Instrumentalist. He began to play when he was just a 7-year-old, taking inspiration from Ustad Pyaare Hussain Khan. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. Ustaad found his Guru in Sikandar Khan and Manawar Khan . He is fond of their teachings, and his work is majorly inspired by the work of these two great artists. He also possesses the knowledge of other instruments like Flute and Vocals apart from Shehnai. His performances are widely recognized in various locations within the country and Internationally like, the USA, Canada, and Europe. He has received the Indira Gandhi Surmani Award 2010 and Banaras Rattan 2013 for his extraordinary performances. For him, every performance has something special about them, and every experience is novel. He lives in a family of 5 people and is gifted with three daughters. Despite all his hardships, he strives to keep developing his craft and dreams to make Shehnai one of the most important and majorly played instruments in the coming future.
- Uttar Pradesh