Rashid Khan

North Indian classical singer Rashid Khan was born in Sahaswan, Badayun on 1 July 1968. He was trained first by his uncle, Ghulam Mustafa Khan, in Mumbai, and then received very strict training by his great-uncle, Nissar Hussain Khan, first in Badayun and then at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta.

Rashid Khan began performing when young, including at a concert in Delhi in 1978.

He was a master of tarana and of the Rampur-Sahaswan style of singing, developing an individual style and also experimenting with mixing his Hindustani classical music with lighter genres such as Sufi fusion.

Rashid Khan (1968-2024)
Rashid Khan (1968-2024)


Rashid Khan died in a Kolkata hospital on 9 January 2024, aged fifty-five, following a battle with prostate cancer.


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