Ustad Siraj Khan’s music reflects the eternal essence of the Sitar as perfected and handed down from deep rooted historical tradition.
Siraj Khan belongs to the illustrious Mewati Gharana which claims equal proficiency in vocal and instrumental music. The Gharana thus maintains the best of vocal style (gayaki ang- Ustad Rajab Ali Khan, Ustad Amanat Khan, Ustad Gulam Qadir Khan) and the purest instrumental form (Rudraveena players Ustad Latif Khan, Ustad Majid Khan, Ustad Hameed Khan, Ustad Mohammad Khan). The strains that emanate from the Sitar of Siraj Khan thus epitomises a synthesis of classical evolution.
Siraj Khan was born in Indore. His initial training included tutelage under his uncle the inimitable Ustad Vilayat Khan. Under the Guru Shishya Parampara of Mewati Gharana, he received intense training, refinement and perfection under his cousin, the magnificent Ustad Rais Khan. His Khaas Taaleem included learning of different Bandishes & Mewati style of baaj from his grandfather, the great Ustad Gulam Qadir Khan. Siraj Khan has performed at the prestigious Rajab Ali Khan Music Festival at Dewas, the Gwalior Tansen Sangeet Samaroh and the Gujarat Sports Club, Ahmedabad. And has been regularly performing around the globe.
At present Ustad Siraj Khan continues to spread the musical message of the Gharana in true Guru-Shishya Parampara as also enthral the discerning audience with his performances.