Founder and Provenance
The Ajrada Gharana is traced to Kallu and Miru in the beginning of the 19th century.
They were disciples of Sitab Khan (Delhi Gharana). This Gharana is an offshoot of the Delhi Gharana.
The distinctiveness of this Gharana is the use of complex Bols and Meend. Pakhawaj bols are rare. The stress is on Ad and Barabar laya. It specializes in the three-time pattern. The position of the left drum is not changed, but its face is touched with the thumb. Gheginak, gheghe, Dhadagena, Nadagena or Tadagena etc. are used in Qayadas.
The Peerless & Illustrious
Habibuddin Khan, Niazu Khan and Ramzan Khan are the main representatives.