Soulful Sundays feat. Qawwal Qadar Niazi and The Nizami Brothers at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 07/27/2014 : 9 PM
  • Location: Blue Frog, Mumbai
  • Address: Blue Frog, Lower Parel,Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India

A child prodigy USTAD QADAR NIAZI QAWWAL is one of the foremost Qawwali singers in the country who has mastered the style of sufi Astana Gayaki as well as the sufi tradition and who is also associated with the darbar of HAZRAT KHWAJA NIZAMUDDIN AULIYA MEHBOOB-E-ILAHI and HAZRAT KHWAJA AMEER KHUSROW (R.A).

He was trained by his late father the maestro USTAD INAM AHMED KHAN SAHEB, also known as MEHBOOB RAGI and QAWWALI SAMRAT. The honour was given to him by the 7th president of India GYANI ZAIL SINGH.

He continues the musical legacy of his ancestors of the great HAPUR GHARANA such as Ustad Kubre Mohammed Khan Saheb, Ustad Shaadi Khan Saheb, Ustad Muraad Khan Saheb who were patronised by MUGHAL EMPROR BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR. This musical tradition goes back 750 years.

QADAR NIAZI QAWWAL has also groomed his sons HAIDER NIZAMI, HASAN NIZAMI & IMRAN NIZAMI in the traditional ‘gayaki’ of his gharana.