Other musicians such as Jivan Shah
and his brother Pyar Khan
descendants - legend has it - of the great Naubat Khan, were also renowned bin
during the second half of the 18th century.
Employed in the court of the Maharaja of Benares, their influence proved to be strong, and Pyar
Khan, it seems, played a significant role in the style of sitar playing that developed in
Benares and Lucknow.
, grandson of Jivan Shah, taught several sitar players outside the family
circle, thus adding his bit to preserving the bin
The two sons of Umrao Khan, Amir Khan
(who died around 1876) and Rahim Khan
in the Rampur court after the
political upheavals of 1857. Both – like their father – passed on a part of their musical knowledge to
sitar and sarod
Amir Khan’s son, Wazir Khan
exponent taught Allauddin Khan, the renowned sarod
player, who was also the father of
Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar’s mentor.