Sarod Acharya - an exclusive Heritage Album - Sarod recital by Sarod maestro Ustad Umar Khan playing Raag Shree, Raag Shyam Kalayn and Raag Adana on Sarod.
Ustad Umar Khan received talim from his father Ustad Salkhawat Hussain Khan and from his maternal grand uncale Ustad Karamatullah Khan, the legendarysarod player. He also took training from Ustad Rajab Ali Khan in vocal music.
He served as a sarod and sitar teacher at the Marris College of Music, Lucknow, for a number of years and later settle in Kolkata when he was appointed as a court musician of the Nawab of Jalpaiguri in 1952. He also at the same time undertook the training of the Nawab’s daughter and trained her to be an excellent sitar and surbahar player. He was associataed with the Sangeet Reseachers Academy since its founding and served the Ramakrishna Mission Music College, now defunct, as its vice- Principle.
In rendering raga he always stood by the tradition and purity of Style and never sacrificed the spirit of classical music fro the sake of popularity or gimmick. He always remained a true representative of the ‘Sarod Baj’.