sarangi turned nine: Aftab’s Late Winter Collection

Sparrow  - Rajasthan, 19th Century
Sparrow – Rajasthan, 19th Century

This website’s ninth birthday was on 28 January 2014. It has been observed that when parents are busy with their work or the kids are in the middle of their exams, birthdays are often postponed to a more convenient day, like a weekend or two later. Nothing of that sort was the case here since Aftab had uploaded all this music in October 2012 and has been repeatedly asking me with great patience and cheerfulness that I should post it on the site. One and a half year is enough to earn one the title of the Master of Procrastination and to annoy even very good friends, but that is definitely not the case with Aftab who has the generosity and enthusiasm to share such musical gems in abundance with the world. Our other close friends who have participated in keeping this site going and the music flowing are, as you already know, Saadullah Bashir, Bilal Khan and Suhaib Kiani.

Aftab will be in Pakistan soon and Suhaib, I and others look forward to spending this weekend with him, play and listen to music, and celebrate and discuss the virtue of authenticity.

Best wishes and season’s greetings,


ay dil-e naa-aaqibat-andesh zabt-e shauq kar
kaun laa saktaa hai taab-e jalvah-e diidaar-e dost

oh heart thoughtless of consequences, control your ardor
who can find the power to bear the glory of the sight of the friend?


Abdul Latif Khan – Gorakh Kalyan
Ahmad Jan Thirakwa – Teentaal
Ali Akbar Khan – Puriya (Alap)
Allah Lok and Qamar Abbas – Pakhawaj (Duet)
Aman Ali Khan – Kedara (Tarana)
Amir Khan – Puriya (Live)
Arnab Chakraborty – Hameer
Azmat Hussain Khan –Darbari
Bai Sunderabai – Sindhura
Barkat Ali Khan – Woh Aa Ke Khwab Mein
Begum Akhtar – Kaise Katen Din Ratiyan
Chidanand Nagarkar – Bhairavi Bhairav
Dabir Khan – Malkauns
Fateh Ali Khan – Megh (Tarana)
Fayyaz Khan – Jaunpuri
Gajananrao Joshi – Shree
Habib Ali Beenkar – Bhairavi
Hafiz Ali Khan – Purvi
Hamid Hussain – Jog
Ijaz Hussain Hazravi – Khirad Mandon Se Kya Poochhon
Imrat Khan and Vilayat Khan – Jog
Joydeep Gosh – Behag (Sursringar)
A. Kanan – Hansdhuni
Karam Abbas – Bhopali (Lahore Music Forum, Karachi)
Khadim Hussain Khan – Behag (Alap and Dhammar)
Krishnarao Shankar Pandit – Desi Todi
Kumar Prasad – Chhayanat
Latafat Hussain Khan – Shankara
Majid Khan – Puriya Dhaneshree
Malini Rajurkar – Bhopali Todi
M. Hassan – Behag (Chatarang)
M. Kaleem – Woh Sar Khole Hamari Lash
Mohammad Saghiruddin – Shyam Kalyan (Radio Broadcast)
Moinuddin and Aminuddin Dagar – Lalit
Mubarak Ali – Kaushak Mukhi (Lahore Music Forum)
Mujadit Hussain – Kedara
Mushtaq Ali – Bhopali
Muzaffar Akbar Khan and Asad Qizilbash – Shree (PTV)
Natai Basu – Dhani
Nirmalguha Thakurata – Lalit
Pushparaj Koshti – Jaunpuri
Rahmat Ali Khan – Kafi
Rahmat Ali Khan – Bhairavi
Rais Khan – Rageshree
Rasiklal Andharia – Puriya Kalyan
Rasoolanbai – Chaiti Desi Todi (Piya Milan Hum Jayibo)
Ravikitchlu Khamaj (Thumri)
Roshan Ara Begum – Behag (78rpm)
Roshan Ara Begum – Shudh Sarang
Sadiq Ali – Shankara
Sadiq Hussain Pindiwalay – Tilang
Safdar Hussain Khan – Mishra Khamaj
Sain Ditta Qadri – Tilang
Sajjad Ali – Yad Piya Ki Aye
Nazakat Ali and Salamat Ali Khan – Adana (Radio Pakistan)
Saleem Hussain – Kalavati
Saptarshi Hazra – Purvi (Alap)
Sara Kazmi – Nilambari
Sharafat Hussain Khan – Ahir Bhairav
Siddheshwari Devi – Jhamak Jhuki Aayi
Umrao Bundu Khan – Puriya (Drut)
Vasant Rai – Bhairav
Wahid Hussain – Lakhon Key Bol (Dhun)
Wahid Hussain – Megh


13 thoughts on “sarangi turned nine: Aftab’s Late Winter Collection

  1. Dear Respected Taimu Khan Sab, AoA, Thanks for your mail. God bless you and give you more progress in your special field. Have you any recordings of Ustad Ghulam Hussain Khan Disciple of (Patiala Gharana). He has performed in All Music Conference, Jashane-e-Baharan, Barsi of Bhai Lal sab and Alamghir Sab. If you have kindly share with me, and have any CDs in Raaga Kunwal Bhairv, kindly send me. Waiting your reply. Best Regards, Kaleem Hussain

    Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:59:35 +0000 To:

  2. aftab aftab uber alles! what a wonderful desi todi by krishnarao pandit. I think an older recording ?
    (btw the “aman ali khan” kedar is really amanat khan’s 2 1/2 min 78 rpm played at slow speed. that is amanat khan of dewas, rajab ali khan’s nephew)

  3. Many congratulations to Aftab and friends for doing a great service to our musical heritage.
    Please keep up the good work
    God bless you all

  4. Dear Dr Khan,

    Wish you a belated 9th anniversary.

    Very many congratulations to Aftab and other friends for providing this great service to our classical heritage. Thank you for your untiring efforts. We all appreciate it very much.

    I have listened to some tracks and they are really unique! Many thanks for sharing these tracks with us all.

    Surtarang will also celebrate its 7th anniversary on the 4th of April. It launches a new Online Radio Station called “The City” this Saturday between 5 and 7 pm GMT.

    All connoisseurs will have ample opportunities to listen to the very best of Indian classical music from the north and the south every Saturday between 5 & 7 pm GMT via “The City” []

    Please help us to spread this exciting news.

    May Almighty God bless you all.

  5. Khan saab,
    Allah be praised! Thank you, thank you for sharing these divine treasures with music lovers. As a greedy collector, I only ask for more. May god double your musical treasures. This is true service to Indian music

  6. Thanks very much for the instrumental recordings, especially the uber hard-to-find Vasant Rai recording. Very selfless of you to share all these music.


  8. thnx a lot sir. people like u wud keep alive the flame of classical music which connects the 2 brothers, ind and pak

  9. Dear Aftabji,
    Congrats for the 9th anniversary. May Sarangi continue to spread fragrance of music for many many years.
    The files you have shared are rare precious gifts to music lovers.May God bless you and your team mates.
    Thanks&Regards. Nk kurudi

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