Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan

  • Birth Name Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
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    Born in 1929 in the village of Jawra, Madhya Pradesh, Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan received his training in Hindustani music from his father Ustad Jaffer Khan of the Bande ali gharana of Indore. He has been performing on the concert stage from an early age.Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan has also researched in Sitar technique. In 1976 he established the Halim Academy of Sitar in Bombay with a view to imparting systematic training to younger musicians. A broadcaster of long standing, he has a large number of gramophone records to his credit. He has also composed music for films including Goonj Uthi Shehnai and Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje. He received the Padma Shri in 1970, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987, the Gaurav Puraskar of the Government of Maharashtra in 1990, and the Shikhar Samman of the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1991.

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