Vilayat Khan

Ustad Vilayat Khan (August 28, 1928 – March 13, 2004) was one of India’s well known sitar maestros.

Along with Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Nikhil Banerjee and his younger brother Imrat Khan, Vilayat Khan was one of the great pioneers who introduced Indian Classical Music to the West. Widely regarded by many as the greatest sitarist of his generation, he recorded his first 78-RPM disc at the age of 8, and gave his last concert in 2004 at the age of 75.