Inayat Khan, a famed musician, was born in Vadodara
on 5th July, 1882. Grandson of Prof. Moula Baksh (founder of the Academy of Indian Music), Inayat was versatile in both Hindustani and
Carnatic classical music
. He was also a well-known writer. Among his popular books are Minqar Mousiquar, Inayat Fiddle Shikshak, and Sayaji Garbavali. In addition, he was a distinguished player of Veena
. Between 1910 and 1926, he performed at several concerts in USA and UK and won the applause of the western audience. As a Sufi teacher, Inayat believed that all regions are equal and have their own values. To enhance Sufism, he started 'The Sufi Order in the West' which is now known as Sufi Order International. He died of pneumonia in 1927.