Music : Sajda Festival – Tribute to Bharat Ratna Satyajit Ray & Ustad Vilayat Khan

Mehboob Nadeem & Saleel Tambe
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Born into a highly illustrious family of traditional musicians of the Agra Gharana, Mehboob is the grandson of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya) and Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Hussain Khan (Dilrang).

Mehboob was initiated in the art of music at a very young age by his father Ustad Yakub Hussain. He then began his sitar training under the guidance of his uncle Shri Rafat Khan. He is now under the guidance of world-renowned sitar maestro Pandit Arvind Parikh.

Under the devoted teaching of his Guru and mentor Pandit Arvind Parikh he has excelled in perfecting the techniques and style of the legendary sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan. He is a widely respected sitar player who is acknowledged as one of the most accomplished of the present generation of the Vilayatkhani Gharana and is known to be one of the best sitar players in the UK.

A popular and reputed performing artist and a teacher, Saleel Tambe is well-known for Indian music and tabla accompaniment to established artists. Saleel has performed at major prestigious venues. He has also recorded numerous albums, as well as music for film and for the BBC. Saleel is also an acclaimed wildlife and nature photographer, an author, and a columnist.

Belonging to a musical family originating from India, Saleel has been fortunate to be associated with musical stalwarts like Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Pt Jitendra Abhisheki, Pt C.R Vyas, Pt. Rohini Bhate. Initiated into music by his parents, Saleel then receives advanced tabla training from Pt Ramdas Palsule, a senior disciple of Taalyogi Pt Suresh Talwalkar.