Sahafat Hussain

Sahafat Hussain (b. 1955), is a tabla player and music teacher. His father, Ustad Inayat Ali Khan, who used to play for Radio Pakistan, taught him to play the tabla. Moreover, Sahafat Hussain’s ancestry includes the late tabla player, Ustad Mian Qadir Bakhsh, who was the khalifa, or head, of the Punjab tabla gharana. He started his career at the age of 16 and went on to play both on radio and PTV, in addition to touring many cities such as Dubai and Hong Kong. His children do not follow his footsteps but rather pursue pop music, with one playing the drums while his two nephews play the tabla, much like himself. Sahafat Hussain continues to teach nowadays, and, despite his old age, is still active professionally.


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