Author Archives: Shiraz Ali Khan

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About Shiraz Ali Khan

Steadfast in his resolve to follow in the footsteps of his great grandfather Acharya Baba Allauddin Khan, his grandfather Ali Akbar Khan, and father Dhyanesh Khan, Shiraz is determined to break his way through the music circuit as a promising sarode exponent. As a budding talent of the present generation, Shiraz is making a sincere attempt to carry on the lineage of the exalted Maihar Gharana.

February 3, 2014

Speaking of Boro Baba (Baba Allauddin Khan)

By - on 03/02/2014 at 9:27 am


The sum and substance of Baba Allauddin Khan’s life was music. He quested true musical knowledge, nurtured it with a devotion and determination so severe that it kept him up at all hours, practicing and perfecting his art in all its detail in ways that could certainly appear harsh to others. But the nature of saadhna – the true nature of saadhna – is quintessential, single minded pursuit of the one thing that matters more than all else. For Boro Baba was a Saadhak – Music his Saadhana, his way to God. Growing up in Maihar, one heard this constant refrain “Ekai saadhe sab sadhe; Sab saadhe sab jaaye” (Aim for one and you’ll find plenty, Aim for…