Vilayat Khan

Profile:
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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SME 1 , SME 2 Vilayat Khan - Ustad Vilayatkhan - Sitar - Rageswari / Pilu album art Ustad Vilayatkhan* Ustad Vilayatkhan - Sitar - Rageswari / Pilu(10", Mono) Solomon's Mines, Solomon's Mines SME 1 , SME 2 India 1955 Sell This Version
EALP 1259 Vilayat Khan - Raga Tilak Kamod / Raga Bhairavi album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Raga Tilak Kamod / Raga Bhairavi (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice EALP 1259 India 1961 Sell This Version
ALP 1946 Vilayat Khan - Music Of India album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Music Of India (Album) Odeon, Odeon ALP 1946 India 1962 Sell This Version
EALP 1266, EALP-1266 Vilayat Khan - The Genius Of Vilayat Khan album art Vilayat Khan The Genius Of Vilayat Khan (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice EALP 1266, EALP-1266 India 1962 Sell This Version
PASD 539 Vilayat Khan - Music Of India No. 2 album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Music Of India No. 2 (Album) His Master's Voice PASD 539 UK 1963 Sell This Version
EALP.1298 Vilayat Khan - Sitar-Nawaz album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Sitar-Nawaz (Album) His Master's Voice EALP.1298 India 1965 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 (Album) His Master's Voice EALP. 1308 India 1966 Sell This Version
ST 10483, ST-10483 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 ST 10483, ST-10483 US 1967 Sell This Version
MLP 12-152 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 MLP 12-152 UK 1967 Sell This Version
PMC 7073 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, His Master's Voice PMC 7073 UK 1968 Sell This Version
ASD 2425 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 ASD 2425 UK 1968 Sell This Version
ASD 2460, ASD.2460 Vilayat Khan - Jaijaivanti Rageshree album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Jaijaivanti Rageshree (Album) His Master's Voice ASD 2460, ASD.2460 India 1969 Sell This Version
LSO-1158 Vilayat Khan - The Guru - An Original Soundtrack Recording album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* The Guru - An Original Soundtrack Recording (Album) RCA Victor LSO-1158 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
EASD 1522 Vilayat Khan - Ameer Khushau - A Tribute By Ustad Vilayat Khan album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Ameer Khushau - A Tribute By Ustad Vilayat Khan (Album) His Master's Voice EASD 1522 India 1975 Sell This Version
ECSD 2772 Vilayat Khan - The Star Studded World Of album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* The Star Studded World Of (Album) His Master's Voice ECSD 2772 India 1976 Sell This Version
PMOE (L1) 2057 Vilayat Khan - Kadambari album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Kadambari (Album) Odeon PMOE (L1) 2057 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
STC 04B 1116 Vilayat Khan - The Brilliance Of Sound album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* The Brilliance Of Sound (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice STC 04B 1116 India 1979 Sell This Version
ECSD 2857, ECSD.2857 Vilayat Khan - Enchanting All The Way album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Enchanting All The Way (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice ECSD 2857, ECSD.2857 India 1980 Sell This Version
ECSD 42003 Vilayat Khan - Aftaäb-E-Sitar album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Aftaäb-E-Sitar (Album) The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd. ECSD 42003 India 1985 Sell This Version
STCS 04B 7265 Vilayat Khan - Sitar Samrat album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Sitar Samrat(Cass, Album) EMI STCS 04B 7265 India 1986 Sell This Version
786-1 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 786-1 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
ORI/AAMS CD 120 Vilayat Khan - Captivating Melodies of Sitar album art Vilayat Khan Captivating Melodies of Sitar (Album) Oriental Records ORI/AAMS CD 120 US 1988 Sell This Version
CD PSLP 5086, CD-PSLP 5086 Vilayat Khan - Jugalbandi - Live At Nehru Center, Bombay album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* & Ustad Bismillah Khan* Ustad Vilayat Khan* & Ustad Bismillah Khan* - Jugalbandi - Live At Nehru Center, Bombay (Album) His Master's Voice CD PSLP 5086, CD-PSLP 5086 India 1989 Sell This Version
CD NM 007 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 CD NM 007 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
C559022, C 559022 Vilayat Khan - Le Salon De Musique album art Ustad Vilayat Khan* Le Salon De Musique (Album) Ocora C559022, C 559022 France 1989 Sell This Version