India Cultural Centre, Colombo will be organizing a classical guitar concert by Shahnawaz Ahmed Khan from India on July 27 at 6.00 pm at its auditorium located at 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.

Shahnawaz Ahmed Khan hails from the musical lineage of the renowned Delhi Gharana, where his cradle was literally surrounded by the stalwarts of Indian classical music. He took his initial taleem (musical instruction) under his brother Ustad Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan and his father Ustad Aijaz Ahmed Khan, and has been learning the intricacies of the Gayaki (Indian vocal music) under the tutelage of Ustad Sayeed Ahmed Khan and Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan of Delhi Gharana.

Shahnawaz has performed in various concerts, including: International Music Conference (Delhi, 2012), Kal-Ke-Kalakar (Mumbai, 2010), Al Abeer India Festival (Saudi Arabia, 2013) and Darpan Music Festival (Delhi, 2014).

He also won a number of awards including Junior Kalaratan Puraskar, Indian Classical Music Award, Prayag Sangeeth Award, Hindustani Classical Guitar Gayaki Award, Academy of Music Award and many more. His charming persona and mellifluous fingers have been leaving audiences spellbound throughout India and abroad.