Bale Khan

Posted 2019-10-09

Sitar Nawaz Ustad Bale Khan comes from an illustrious family of accomplished musicians of Gwalior & Kirana Gharana. Ustad Bale Khan is the second son (out of 7 sitar playing brothers!) of Abdul Karim Khan, son of Sitar Ratna Rahimat Khan , son of Gulaam Hussain Khan. He has two sons, Ustad Hafiz Bale Khan and Ustad Raiz Bale Khan. Here is gharanas lineage:

Darwad Kirana Gharana

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Thanks to the assistance and support of Bale Khan’s younger brother Ustad Rafique Khan Country & Eastern is happy to release a very important live recording from London in 1971 where he is accompanied by Pandit Taranath Rao.

It seems we have done a mistake, the concert was actually in 1971. Unfortunately we can’t change the title as the production is completed but now you know! Thank you Ustad Hafiz Balekhan (son of Bale Khan) for the correction.

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