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Ustad Faiyaz Khan

Hindustani Vocalist

Ustad Faiyaz Khan, popularly known as Aftab-e-Mausiqui (Glory of Melody), was born in 1880. He was an exuberant Khayal singer of Agra Gharana. He took his lessons in Dhrupad from his grandfather, Ghulam Abbas Khan and effortlessly sang thumri, ghazal and bhajans. He served as the court musician of the erstwhile kingdom of Baroda (now called Vadodara). He composed khayals and thumri under pseudonym 'Prem Piya'. Faiyaz Khan was the recipient of many awards including Sangeet Churamani Award and Gyan Ratna Award. He died in 1950 and lies buried in Vadodara.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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