A renowned Hindustani classical vocalist and Sarangi
player, Ustad Amir Khan was born in Indore
in Madhya Pradesh
in 1912 to a family of musicians. His father and well known Sarangi player, Ustad Shamir Khan was his first teacher. Later, he trained under the guidance of Ustad Rajab Ali Khan of Bhendibazar Gharana. His style was a unique blend of Dhrupad
. Ustad Amir Khan was the recipient of numerous awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi
Award, the President's Award, and Padma Bhushan. He died at the age of 62.