Ustad Faiyaz Khan saheb
was born in Sikar town in Rajasthan into a family of rich music
tradition. Khan Saheb received his first guidance under his father, in
vocal music, Sarangi and Tabla. As grew up he received training from
several towering maestros, including Ustad Inam Ali Khan and Ustad
Himayat Khan. The official broadcaster All India Radio, in post
independent India, offered immense opportunity and reach to artists in
India. Ustad Faiyaz Khan was among those artists who were closely
associated with AIR. He accompanied almost all the stalwarts of
Hindustani classical music all over the country and abroad. He also
accompanied several young artists, who are making their mark in the
world of music today.
From 1992, Khan Saheb also taught several keen western students
Rotterdam Conservatory. He had numerous students in India as well. His
students and disciples recollect Khan saheb as a friend more than as a
The present DVD is almost the only available academic source on tabla.
Ustad Faiyaz Khan explains and demonstrates the nuances of the table
and the rhythm. An interview with him spans his personal and
professional life. A booklet inside the DVD case gives an insight into
the person Ustad Faiyaz Khan was.
The DVD is special as it was released after the sad demise of Khan