|Biographical detail : ||India’s Sitar player
Nishat Khan has been consistently brilliant, intensely innovative and shown formidable range – his tanns in Raah Hameer further showcase his range. For him, the sitar is both a lover to be treated gently and an adversary to be conquered, but respectfully.
After the war in Bosnia, the president of Croatia invited him to play at Zagreb Opera House – so impressed was he by Khan’s music, especially his album Meeting of Angels, known for its hypnotic rendition. In 2003, he received the ‘Lifting Up the World’ award from a UN-linked foundation.
Khan enjoys the California jet-set life by living in Beverly Hills as his home these days. He taught at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), in 2004. Every winter, Khan travels to India for concerts and spiritual rejuvenation – living on Celebrity Drive can be stressful.
Nishat Khan’s rich tradition goes back to 400 years, of his father Ustad Imrat Khan and his revered uncle Ustad Vilayat Khan.