Abdul Latif Khan
Died2003 (aged 68)
OccupationClassical musician, instrumentalist
Known forSarangi
ChildrenFarookh Latif Khan, also a famous Sarangi Maestro.
AwardsPadma Shri
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Abdul Latif Khan (1934-2002) was an Indian classical musician and instrumentalist,[1] known for his proficiency in Sarangi, a stringed Hindustani classical music instrument.[2][3] He was born in a family of musicians in Gwalior in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, learned music under the tutelage of Haider Khan, his grandfather, Chote Khan, his father, Chhote Khan and Uday Khan and Haddu Khan, his uncles, in Khyal Gharana style and mastered the instruments such as Sitar, Santoor and Tabla[2] Later, he learned Sarangi under Bade Ghulam Sabir Khan.[2][3]

Khan has performed at many music festivals like Bhopal Sarangi Mela[3] and has been a staff artist at the All India Radio.[2] He has performed as an accompanist to such renowned musicians as Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, Hirabai Barodekar, Nazakat and Salamat Ali Khan, Kumar Gandharva, Mallikarjun Mansur and Kishori Amonkar.[2][3] A recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992,[2][3] Abdul Latif Khan was honored by the Government of India with the fourth highest Indian civilian award, the Padma Shri, in 2002.[4]

Death: Khan died in 2002 at the age of 68.[citation needed].


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  1. ^ "Sarangi". Sarangi.info. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Swarganga Music Foundation". Swarganga Music Foundation. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Indian Melody". Indian Melody. 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (Public Section). 14 August 2013. p. 119. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2018.