About Shahid Parvez Khan

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (commonly known as Shahid Parvez, born 14 October 1958) is an Indian classical sitar maestro from the Imdadkhani gharana. He represents the seventh generation of the Etawah Gharana as its primary exponent. He is praised especially for the vocalistic phrasing and quality of his raga improvisations, known as "Gayaki Ang." This translates to "Singing branch/limb" ("branch" and "limb" referring here to musical style). The sitar legend, Ustad Vilayat Khan resurrected and re-introduced Gayaki Ang as a widely accepted sitar genre in India and abroad, and his nephew, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan has carried this torch into the present day. His son, Shakir Khan, is an prime example of his most capable and recognized students.