Author: Niharika Seth
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129105187
He is the maestro of the sitar who can create musical magic on its strings. As aficionados says, when Ustad Vilayat Khan plays, you are guaranteed an unforgettable melodic experience-a medley of ragas played in the purest classical traditions.
For Vilayat Khan, life has been a colourful musical journey. He was born into an illustrious gharana that traces its roots to the legendary Mughal singer Mian Tansen. He is the son of the sitar legend Ustad Inayat Khan, but had to face years of struggle as his father died young.
Today Vilayat Khan continues to play in the gharana’s tradition of gayaki ang. This is the story of a musician whose talents were recognized when he was a child, and who dedicated his life to his only passion-the sitar.
THE CHARITAWALI SERIES
Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures on India. The series presents that lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stars, writers and sports people.
These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.
But he’s only a Kid!
More than a Father
The Singing Sitar
A Man of Principles
Presenting, Ustad Vilayat Khan!
He walked with Kings
Ustadji and Today’s Generation
Ustadji-Up Close and Personal
Ustad Vilayat Khan’s Family Free