Rampur-Sahaswan gharana

Rampur-Sahaswan gharana

Rampur-Sahaswan gharana is a gharana (musical heritage) of Hindustani classical music centered in the North-Uttar Pradesh towns of
Rampur and Sahaswan. Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan (1849-1919),was the founder of this gharana.

Inayat Khan was a child prodigy, and he married the daughter of Haddu Khan of the Gwalior gharana, and took "talim" (training) from Ustad Bahadur Hussain Khan, a descendant of Mian Tansen himself. The style has influences of the Dhrupad singing typical of the Gwalior gharana, and the Rampur-Shahaswan style is sometimes regarded as an off-shoot of the Gwalior gharana.

The gharana style is known for the diversity and intricacy of the tans (rapidfire elaborations), as well as tarana singing.

The renowned singers of this gharana include Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan (trained by Inayat Hussain Khan himself), Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan (Inayat Hussain Khan's son-in-law), Ghulam Mustafa Khan, and Rashid Khan. Others associated with the gharana include Ghulam Sadiq Khan, Shanno Khurana and Sulochana Brihaspati.

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