Senia Bangash Gharana



Ghulam Bandegi Khan Bangash's son, Ghulam Ali and his sons, Nanhe Khan and Murad Ali.



The Gats are in Vilambit and Madhya Laya, followed by 'Behlava', which is a free style composition. 'Bols' and 'Fikres' follow this in fast tempo and Todas are used. The performer then renders a Madhya Laya Gat and Sidha Jhala in conclusion.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan introduced the elements of Khayal on the Sarod. He also uses fast 'Ekhara Tans.' Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash represent the sixth and seventh generations respectively, in this respectable lineage.

The other branch is of Murad Ali Khan's adopted son, Abdullah Khan and his son, Mohammed Amir Khan. Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta, a disciple of Radhika Mohan Moitra, represents the Murad Ali branch. This branch has preserved the original Gats of the Sarod. It uses complex Bols and Diri Diri Tans. The Alap is followed by the Gat and employs playing the 'Ladant', in which only the first two strings are played.

The Peerless & Illustrious

Nanhe Khan, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan, Ustad Wazir Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Rehmat Ali Khan

The Torchbearers

Ayaan Ali, Amaan Ali Bangash, Ammen Ali Khan.