Hafeez Ahmad Khan

Born in 1926 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Hafeez Ahmad Khan recieved his training in vocal music under Ustad Rash- eed Ahmad Khan and Ustad Nissar Hussein Khan of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana. He has a long career as a performer, and has won recognition as an exponent of his gharana. He has also contributed to the propagation of music through the media as Deputy Chief Producer of Hindustani Music, All India Radio, a post he held until his retirement from service. He has also served as Vice-Chancellor, Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwa- vidyalaya, Khairagarh. Among other honours, Hafe- ez Ahmad Khan has received the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1984) and the Padma Shri (1991). Shri Hafeez Ahmad Khan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contri- bution to Hindustani vocal music.