IIM Nagpur has organised an Indian Classical Sitar Concert by Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Padma Shri of Etawah Imdadkhani gharana in collaboration with SPICMACAY.
The programme will be held on Monday from 7 pm to 9 pm at Banyan Hall, Chitnavis Center, Civil Lines.
Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan descends from six generations of sitarists. He is one of the leading exponents of the Etawah Gharana, a musical tradition or “family” committed to this most famous of Indian instruments. He was trained by his father and guru, Ustad Aziz Khan. At the age of three, he began his apprenticeship in this musically cloistered environment.
He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Government of India’s ‘Padma Shri’ and the ‘Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.’ He has performed in all major musical festivals in India and abroad including the “Festival of India” held in the US, Europe, USSR, Canada, Middle East, Africa and Australia. With numerous audio and video recordings, a substantial global following online, and a distinguished performance career in India and around the world, he is widely recognized as one of the greatest sitar-players of the world.