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Thane Khan comes from Chattangarh Village of Jaisalmer district. He is a well versed Harmonium player and he is also a backing vocalist. He primarily sings Bhajans, Ghazals, Sufi & Qawaali. The Group leader Bagga Khan is his uncle and he has been a part of his group since the starting of his career. He was in 9th standard when his uncle started training him in traditional singing and helped him in learning the musical instruments. Ever since then, Bagga Khan has been his inspiration. Their group sings a variety of songs in various different Ragas. He has been to various foreign countries with the group to perform and found that the people of foreign countries are also getting inclined towards Indian folk Music & appreciate their art. He takes a great pride to be carrying on the legacy of their traditional Tribal Music. He wants Indian folk music to flourish in India as well as in abroad.
Thane Khan is a family oriented person. He understands the value of education and is trying his best in order to engage his child in studies unlike other parents in his community. He considers education as very important component in the development of the person’s personality. He believes that a person is considered as successful, only when he is educated and well- behaved. But being a responsible Mirasi he also wants their traditional music form to be carried on by their children and teaches them their traditional music. He explains a famous proverb about their community, that when a Mirasi Child cries, that cry itself is a Raga. His personal belief is that the songs of other subjects like love and romance shall also be promoted and people should not be ashamed when these songs are sung in public or private occasions.