Sarangi Nawaz Ustad Faiyaz Khan is one of the foremost Sarangi exponents of our country, besides being a Tabla maestro as well as a Vocalist. He is also the serving President of the Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy. Hailing from a family of Sarangi players based out of Dharwad, his first lessons in Sarangi and Vocal were learnt at home from his father Ustad Abdul Khadar Khan. He also started his lessons in Tabla from Pandit Samta Prasad among others. He also received advanced training from Sarangi legend, Padmavibhushan Pandit Ramnarayan in the gurukul system. He has created a niche for himself in classical as well as film music. Over the years, well-known music directors like Vijayabhaskar, Rajan-Nagendra, Ilayaraja and A R Rahman have availed of his talents. Ustad Faiyaz Khan has received numerous awards and recognitions for his performances in the country and abroad.