Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (1895–1962) was an Indian classical singer and teacher belonging to the Agra gharana (singing style).

Vilayat Hussain Khan
Background information
Birth nameVilayat Hussain Khan
Born1895 (1895)
Died1962 (aged 66–67)
GenresIndian classical music
Occupation(s)Composer, vocalist

Vilayat composed bandishes in many ragas under the pen name "Pran Piya".[1][2][3]

Training edit

Vilayat Khan received his early training in Hindustani classical music from his father Nathan Khan. After his father's death, he was trained by his uncles Kallan Khan and Mohammad Baksh. He was also trained by the renowned musician Faiyaz Khan (Aftab-e-Mausiqui) or (Sun of Music).[1][3]

Students edit

His students include Mogubai Kurdikar, Yashpaul, Jagannathbuwa Purohit, Menaka Shirodkar (mother of Shobha Gurtu), Ratnakant Ramnathkar, Ram Marathe, Gajananrao Joshi and Girija Kelekar. His son Yunus Hussain Khan was a prominent name in Agra Gharana as well.[1][4][2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Kuldeep Kumar (6 September 2012). "Remembering a great master (Vilayat Hussain Khan)". The Hindu (newspaper). Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b Tribute to a Maestro (Vilayat Hussain Khan) ITC Sangeet Research Academy website, Retrieved 14 August 2019
  3. ^ a b Profile of Vilayat Hussain Khan on website Retrieved 14 August 2019
  4. ^ "Ustad Yunus Hussain Khan (singer son of Vilayat Hussain Khan)". Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2019.