Abdul Latif Khan
Born27 March 1927
Gohad (Dist. Bhind), Madhya Pradesh, India
Died23 April 2003 (aged 74)
Occupation(s)Classical musician, instrumentalist
Known forSarangi playing
ChildrenUstad Anwar Hussain, Ustad Nafees Ahmed Khan, Abdul Rashid Khan, Abdul Shafeek Khan, Farookh Latif Khan, also a famous Sarangi Maestro. Khan sahab had two daughters Fauzia Khan and Razia Khan. His grandson Sarwar Hussain is an accomplished Sarangi Maestro of the country. His Great Grandson Amaan Hussain (Son of Sarwar Hussain) is an uprising prodigy and Sarangi performer
Parent(s)Ustad Chhote Khan, Rausiya Begum
AwardsPadma Shri in 2002
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990

Abdul Latif Khan (1927 – 2003) was an Indian classical musician and instrumentalist,[1] known for his proficiency in Sarangi, a stringed Hindustani classical music instrument.[2][3]

Early life and career

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, Chhote Khan, his father, Chhote Khan and Uday Khan and Haddu Khan, all were his extended family, 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][4]

Abdul Latif Khan had performed at many music festivals like Bhopal Sarangi Mela and had been a staff artist at the All India Radio, Bhopal.[2][3] He had 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]

Awards and recognition

See also


  1. ^ "Abdul Latif Khan (Sarangi player)". Sarangi.info website. 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Profile of Abdul Latif Khan". SwarGanga Music Foundation website. 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b Jyoti Nair (19 April 2018). "Story of the sarangi". The Hindu (newspaper). Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  4. ^ Profile of Abdul Latif Khan on sarangi.net website Retrieved 3 January 2022
  5. ^ "Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards list (scroll down to read awards under title (Instrumental - Sarangi)". Sangeet Natak Akademi website. 17 April 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954 - 2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (Public Section). 14 August 2013. p. (page 119 of 172). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2022.