Rashid Khan: From the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana Ustad Rashid Khan is the great-grandson of gharana founder Inayat Hussain Khan. He has been awarded the Padma Shri, as well as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2006. The brilliant Inayat Hussain drut and medium pace khayals ring as true in his voice as they have done down the ages. He is also a master of the tarana like his guru but sings them in his own manner, preferring the khayal style rather than the instrumental stroke-based style for which Nissar Hussain was famous. There is no imitation of instrumental tone in them either. His vocal prowess is in the best tradition of the Rampur Sahaswan gharana. His mastery of all aspects including tonal variations, dynamics and timbre adjustment leave very little to be desired in the realm of voice culture.
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