Ustad Alladiya Khan

Ustad Alladiya Khan was one of the pioneers of Hindustani classical music with a distinctive style of his own. He had the honor of establishing a new Gharana described as 'Alladiya or Jaipur-Atrauli gharana'. The Jaipur-Atrauli gharana is characterised by complicated taans, a constant interaction between singing and percussion, and the full-throated aakaar. Alladiya Khan was born into the family of Nath Vishwambhar, the direct descendant of Haridas Swami, deemed to be one of the fathers of Hindustani classical music.