In the world of the Bollywood music industry, there are two names that stand out. Shaan and Sonu Nigam-who hasn’t heard of them! They are both blessed with beautiful voices and have sung many songs that we are familiar with. They have moved us, made us dance and uplifted us. Both of them are versatile in their own way. You may be wondering who trained these singers and helped them become the respected artists they are today.
Well, the guru of these talented singers is none other than the legendary singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. He is one of the most prominent Hindustani classical singers.
He was born into a musical family and could sing before he could even speak. His grandfather was Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan who performed in the court of Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh.
Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan has won many awards and has been honoured with the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. These are some of the most prestigious awards anyone in the country can receive.
His students are not limited to Sonu Nigam and Shaan. Some of his other students include Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Hariharan and AR Rahman. Ustadji has basically helped many of our favourite singers to become successful. No wonder he has achieved some of India’s highest honours!
We are grateful to Ustadji for training some of our favourite singers and bringing out their talent.