Vilayat Khan

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Famous Indian sitar player (1928—2004), son of Enayat Khan and elder brother of Imrat Khan. He is the father of Shujaat Husain Khan and Hidayat Khan.
After he lost his father at the age of eleven, having had only 5 or 6 years training, the most eminent amongst his father’s disciples denied him the training of his gharana. Years before he had already recorded his first 78 for the Megaphone label at age 8.
He left Calcutta in his early teens in search of training and a career and can therefore be denoted as a largely self-taught musician. He later studied also the Surbahar under his father's brother, Ustad Waheed Khan.
Besides his extraordinary career as instrumentalist – he is estimated to have released between 70 and 100 commercial recordings during his career spanning six decades – he composed and conducted the score for three feature films. The music for “Jalsaghar” won a national award.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1964 and Padma Bhushan award in 1968 but refused to accept them, declaring the committee musically incompetent to judge him.
In 2000 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan and refused again. The only titles he accepted were the special decorations of "Bharat Sitar Samrat" by the Artistes Association of India and "Aftab-e-Sitar" (Sun of the Sitar) from President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.
He passed away in 2004 from lung cancer.
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Vilayat Khan Discography Tracks

Albums

1 & 2 Vilayat Khan - Rag Rageswari album art Ustad Vilayatkhan* Rag Rageswari(10", Mono) SME 1 & 2 India 1955 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Raga Tilak Kamod / Raga Bhairavi album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Raga Tilak Kamod / Raga Bhairavi (Album) His Master's Voice India 1961 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Music Of India album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Music Of India (Album) Odeon, Odeon India 1962 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Music Of India No. 2 album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Music Of India No. 2 (Album) His Master's Voice UK 1963 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Sitar-Nawaz album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Sitar-Nawaz (Album) His Master's Voice India 1965 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - The Genius Of Vilayat Khan album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* The Genius Of Vilayat Khan (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice India 1966 Sell This Version
EALP. 1308 Vilayat Khan - The Great Heritage album art Ustad Imrat Khan*, Ustad Vilayat Khan* Ustad Imrat Khan*, Ustad Vilayat Khan* - The Great Heritage(LP, Album) His Master's Voice EALP. 1308 India 1966 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - A Night At The Taj album art Ustad Vilayat Khan*, Imrat Khan Ustad Vilayat Khan*, Imrat Khan - A Night At The Taj (Album) His Master's Voice UK 1967 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Duets album art Vilayat Khan And Bismillah Khan Vilayat Khan And Bismillah Khan - Duets (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice US 1967 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - The Supreme Genius Of Ustad Vilayat Khan album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* The Supreme Genius Of Ustad Vilayat Khan (Album) His Master's Voice UK 1968 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Raga Yaman album art Ustad Vilayat Khan*, Manik Rao Popatkar* Ustad Vilayat Khan*, Manik Rao Popatkar* - Raga Yaman (Album) His Master's Voice UK 1968 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Jaijaivanti Rageshree album art Vilayat Khan, Shanta Prasad Vilayat Khan, Shanta Prasad - Jaijaivanti Rageshree (Album) His Master's Voice India 1969 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - The Guru - An Original Soundtrack Recording album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* The Guru - An Original Soundtrack Recording (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Ameer Khusrau A Tribute By Ustad Vilayat Khan album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Ameer Khusrau A Tribute By Ustad Vilayat Khan (Album) The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd. UK 1975 Sell This Version
PMOE (L1) 2057 Vilayat Khan - Kadambari album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Kadambari(LP, Album) Odeon, United U.R.W. PMOE (L1) 2057 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
ECSD 2772 Vilayat Khan - The Star Studded World Of album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* The Star Studded World Of(LP, Album) His Master's Voice ECSD 2772 India 1976 Sell This Version
ECSD 2828 Vilayat Khan - The Brilliance Of Sound album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* The Brilliance Of Sound(LP, Album) His Master's Voice ECSD 2828 India 1979 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Enchanting All The Way album art Vilayat Khan Enchanting All The Way (Album) His Master's Voice India 1980 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Aftaäb-E-Sitar album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Aftaäb-E-Sitar (Album) The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd. India 1985 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Melodies Of Masters album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* / Ustad Munir Khan / Zamir Ahmad Khan Ustad Vilayat Khan* / Ustad Munir Khan / Zamir Ahmad Khan - Melodies Of Masters (Album) Alankar Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Captivating Melodies of Sitar album art Vilayat Khan Captivating Melodies of Sitar (Album) Oriental Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Raga Desh - Evening Raga album art Ustad Vilayat Khan*, Ustad Sabir Khan* Ustad Vilayat Khan*, Ustad Sabir Khan* - Raga Desh - Evening Raga (Album) Nataraj Music Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Le Salon De Musique album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Le Salon De Musique (Album) Ocora France 1989 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Raga Bhairavi - Alap & Jor album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Raga Bhairavi - Alap & Jor (Album) India Archive Music US 1991 Sell This Version
Vilayat Khan - Raga Jaijaiwanti album art Ustad Vilayat Khan*, Akram Khan Ustad Vilayat Khan*, Akram Khan - Raga Jaijaiwanti (Album) India Archive Music US 1992 Sell This Version