Firoze Khan Manganiyar

Born on 10 February 1974 in Hamira Village in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, Shri Firoze Khan Manganiar imbibed the rich musical tradition of the region at an early age receiving formal training in folk music from his father Shri Sakar Khan Manganiar.
Shri Firoze Khan Manganiar has excelled as a player and soon achieved prominence as a percussionist of Dholki. As a performer, he has accompanied on the Dholki leading musicians including Shri Zakir Hussain, Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Shri Sultan Khan, Shri Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shri T.H. Vinayakram, and others. He has performed extensively in major national and international festivals in Geneva, Hong Kong, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Australia, San Francisco and Salvador. He has to his credit a large number of recordings of manganiar folk songs.
Shri Firoze Khan Manganiar is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2012 for his notable talent in the field of folk music of Rajasthan.