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Which artist nominated for 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award, 2013 ?

Amjad ali khan
Amjad Ali Khan


(A) Lata Mangeshkar

(B) Amjad Ali Khan

(C) Hariprasad Chaurasia

(D) Shivkumar Sharma

Ans: (B) Amjad Ali Khan

Amjad Ali Khan Biography


Amjad Ali Khan's real name is Masoom Ali Khan. His first wife's name is Subhalakshmi Baruha. Their marriage date is in the year 1972. On 25 September 1976, with his marriage (first wife) and second wife, he has two children - Aman and Ayan. He is an Indian classical musician (sarod maestro) by profession. Their height in centimeters (approx) 168 cm In meters - 1.68 meters and feet in inches - 5 '6'. Their weight in kilograms is (approximately) 70 kilograms and in pounds - 154 pounds. 

Their eye color is black and the hair color is salt and pepper. His date of birth is 9 October 1945 and age (till 2020) is 75 years. His birth place is Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. And the zodiac is Libra. He did his schooling from Modern School, New Delhi and his father's name is Hafiz Ali Khan. His mother's name is Rahat Jahan. His brother's name is Rahmat Ali Khan and by religion he has converted to Islam. His hobbies are reading and playing instruments. He was honored with the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.

He also received Padma Shri in the year 1975. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991. He was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2001. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in the year 2011. He received the UNESCO Award in 1970. He was awarded the Gandhi UNESCO Medal in Paris for his creation. His favorite actors (actors) are Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Jeetendra. His Favorite actresses are Rekha, Sridevi, Jaya Bachchan. His Favorite Singer (A) AR Rahman, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar. His salary (as an event performer) 3-4 lakhs / event (INR) Net worth 10-12 crores (INR)

Some lesser known facts about Amjad Ali Khan


Does Amjad Ali Khan Smoke ?: No

Does Amjad Ali Khan drink alcohol ?: No

He belongs to the sixth generation of musicians of the Bangash dynasty and his family claims that he invented the sarod. He began his training under the patronage of his father, who was a musician at Gwalior Court when he was just six years old. His name was changed from Amjad Ali Khan by a monk of Masoom Ali Khan. She had an eight-year-long affair with an older woman, divorced and mother. Also, after his first marriage, he maintained a Platonic friendship with the divorced woman and after learning about her, his first wife divorced him. 

He himself arranges for his wife's second marriage to the man he had previously loved. He also had a daughter from his first marriage who was raised by his elder brother. His second wife, Subhashlaxmi Baroa, is a Bharatanatyam dancer and a Hindu woman from Assam, India. His two sons from his second wife are also sarod players and accompany him in most of his programs. 

He has performed internationally at various venues such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Kennedy Center, Sanitary Hall (First Indian Artist), House of Commons, Theater del Ville, Musee Guimet, ESPLANDS, Victoria Hall. In Geneva, Chicago Symphony Center, Palace Beaux-Arts, Mozart Hall in Frankfurt, St. James's Palace and Opera House in Australia and many more. In 2014, he performed the 'Raag for Peace' at the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Indiana University, York University, Washington University, Stony Brook, North Eastern and New Mexico University. 

On 20 April 1984, the Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukes, honored him by declaring that day as 'Amjad Ali Khan Day' in Boston, Massachusetts. In the year 1995, BBC Magazine gave her album titled 'A Morning Rag - Bhairav' among the world's best 50 classical albums. In the year 2012, he has also written his first book, My Father, Our Fraternity, which tells, through his father's life and times, about Hafiz Ali Khan, a famous sarod icon. He has two books written on him, one titled, Amjad Ali Khan's World 'and the other titled Tabba-God's Greatest Gift to You' by his sons, Aman and Ayan.


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