Hafeez Ahmed Khan
OccupationClassical musician
Known forRampur-Sahaswan gharana - Hindustani music
AwardsPadma Shri
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Hafeez Ahmed Khan (died 2006) was an Indian classical musician of Hindustani classical music.[1] He is known as one of the leading exponents of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, a musical school popular in the northern parts of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[2] He learnt music in gurukul system and pursued his academic studies the conventional way, secured a master's degree in politics and taught at the University of Minnesota.[1] He was a deputy director of the All India Radio and the vice chancellor of the Indira Kala Sangeet University, the only Indian university dedicated to music.[1][2] He mentored many disciples such as Rajendra Prasanna, Roma Rani Bhattacharya, Sakuntala Narasimhan and Subhendu Ghosh[3] and acted in a German movie on the life of Tansen, by name, The Rain Maker.[1] He was a recipient of the 1996 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.[4] The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 1991.[5] Hafeez Ahmed Khan, who was married to the daughter of renowned singer, Nissar Hussain Khan,[6] died in 2006.[2]

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  2. ^ a b c "Hafeez Ahmed Khan". Alternative Radio. 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Musical Tribute: Ustad Hafeez Ahmed Khan". Bangalore Citizen Matters. 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar (Akademi Awards)". Sangeet Natak Akademi. 2015. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Ustad Hafeez Ahmed Khan Saheb - Raag Kedar". First Post. 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.