Many musicologists believe Patiala"s roots are traced to Delhi Gharana.


Ali Baksh (1850-1920) and Fateh Ali Khan (1850-1909).


Sarangi has had a profound infuence on this gharana which can be noticed clearly in its gayaki. One of the reasons for this has been that its founders, also known as "Alia-Fattu" were trained under Ustad Kale Khan, who was a reputed sarangi player of that era.

The Peerless & Illustrious

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan has no doubt been one of the greatest musicians and the paragon of Patiala Gharana. His three octave range combined with the versatility of his singing and compositions may never be surpassed.

Other famous figures of Patiala Gharana have been Ustad Barkat Ali Khan, Ustad Munawwar Ali Khan, Begum Praveen Sultana.

The Torchbearers

Amanat Ali- Fateh Ali Khan of Lahore, Pandit Jagdish Prasad, Ajoy Chakraborty, Raza Ali (BGAK"s grandsons), Mazhar Ali Khan, Jawad Ali Khan (BGAK"s grandsons), Malti Gilani, Manorama Ahuja, Promila Puri.