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BUNDU KHAN


 

 Bundu Khan (1880-1955) is the legendary Sarangi Nawaz belonging to the Delhi Gharana. He was trained by his grandfather Saungi Khan and his maternal uncle, Mamman Khan, one of the highly respected singers of his time.

He played the sarangi from the Delhi Radio Station, when its broadcast was started in 1935. He became court-musician to Maharaja Tukaji Rao Holkar of Indore and was also in the Rampur court of a brief period. He was highly influenced by Pandit Bhatkhande whom he met in Indore.

He has written several parts of Sangit Viveka Darpan, which was published in 1934.

He migrated to Pakistan three years after partition but his heart remained in India. His sons, Umrao Bundu Khan and Buland Iqbal are also good sarangi players.
 


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