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" Yash Bharathi " Ustad Nazim Hussain Bismillah Khan - Chief Patron

" International Repute Tabla Player "

" Hindustani  Vocalist, Ghaza Singerl, Dukkad, Shehnai "


Ustad Nazim Hussain Bismillah Khan is an Indian tabla player of the Benaras Gharana and the younger son of " Bharat Ratna " Ustad Bismillah Khan Saab, He was honored with " Yash Bharati " the highest civilian award conferred by chief minister Uttar Pradesh Govt, He accompanied his father (Khan-saab) Shehnai has performed for more than 50 years.

Contribution to Hindustani Sangeet :                                    

Chief Patron of Tansen Academy of Music                                          Nazim Hussainji gave his first concert in Chennai at age sixteen at a Music conference accompanying his father along with performed by Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan ji and Ustad Vilayat Khan ji, Nazim is one of the Chief Patrons along with Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and A.R. Rahman of Tansen Academy Of Music, founded by Pandit Dr. S. Ballesh and his son Dr. Krishna Ballesh, In 2005, he performed a tribute concert in Chennai organized by Tansen Academy of Music. He is encouraging and teaching Tabla in the academy.

Ustad Nazim Hussain Bismillah Khan accompanying Pandit Ballesh in Ras Barse Utsav, Chennai
Ustad Nazim Hussain Bismillah Khan accompanying
Pandit Ballesh in Ras Barse Utsav 2016, Chennai

Association with Pandit Ballesh and Krishna Ballesh:

Pandit Ballesh is a very senior disciple and Krishna Ballesh is the last disciple of his father Ustad Bismillah Khan, Nazim Hussainji and Krishna has more than 32 years (father-son relationship strong bonding), Nazimji has adopted Krishna Ballesh as his son and is treated as another grandson of Khansaab.

Film Music Industry :

Nazimji has also played the Tabla for several films, a major one among them being Sanaadi Appanna – a film considered to be a Kannada adaptation of Thillana Mohanambal where Bismillah Khan himself played Shehnai. The soundtrack was recorded with 100 other musicians by music director GK Venkatesh, including L. Vaidyanathan on music conducting - arrangements and Ilaiyaraaja on the Keyboards and Guitar.


Notable Jugalbandi performances

With his father Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan  

Nazimji has widely traveled USA, South America, The Caribbean Sea Countries, The West Indies, Mexico, Cuba, Spain, the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Russia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, The Middle East Countries, The Far East, Including Hong-Kong and Japan, etc, representing International Conference and delegations. He has displayed his art in all the Jugalbandis of his father with Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pt. Ravi Shankar, V.G Jog, Imrat Khan, Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, Rais Khan, Girija Devi, Begum Akhtar, L. Subramaniam, M. Balamurali Krishna, Amjad Ali Khan, N.Rajam. He has accompanied such great singers as Lata Mangeshkar, S. Janaki, Asha Bhosle, Siddeswari Devi, Rasool Devi, and many more.


With his Gurubhai Kalaimamani Pandit Dr. S. Ballesh       

Nazimji has accompanied Pandit. S.Ballesh in many notable jugalbandis with Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Shri. Ronu Majumdar, Shri. Atul Kumar Upadhyay, Rafique & Shafique Khan along with Ustad Sabir Khan, Yogesh Samsi, Ravindra Yavagal, Subhankar Banerjee, and Vijay Ghate. 

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