Ustad Nasiruddin Sami was born in Delhi in 1945. A descendant of the founders of the Delhi Gharana, he has studied classical singing following the traditional teachings (guru-shishya parampara) of several very great singers: Ustad Raziuddin Khan (grandson of Tanras Khan), Ustad Sardar Khan and Ustad Pyare Khan, Khalifa of the Delhi Gharana and father of the actual Khalifa, Meraj Nizami Qawwal. After following a complete course until the demise of his master, he has given himself to his art in Pakistan. Ustad Nasiruddin Sami sings in one of the main sufi shrines in Karachi: the dargah of Alam Shah Baba. His style is exceptionally forceful and delicate, and he develops long alaps very near dhrupad. His knowledge of ragas is extensive, and he masters hundreds of compositions including some signed by Amir Kushrau or Bahadur Shah Zaffar, the last Moghol emperor. An artist of the National radio, he gives most of his time to his disciples.