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‘Ghagge’ Khuda Baksh the founder of the Agra Gharana had ‘Ghagge’ prefixed before his name because of a gruff voice that was unsuitable for singing. Here is the story
Did you know that Gwalior Gharana is the oldest Gharana of Hindustani vocal music? It traces its origins to Sadarang & Adarang, two musicians from the court of Mughal emperor Mohammad Shah
The great Ustad Alladiya Khan lost his voice because the Raja of Amleta made him perform relentlessly. This provoked him to develop a unique musical syntax which came to be known as Jaipur Gharana.
Ustad Abdul Karim Khan who founded the Kirana Gharana was a court singer in Baroda & later Mysore. His musical interactions with Carnatic musicians brought about a unique confluence
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