Ustad Rashid Khan Sahab is a world renowned veteran Indian Classical Vocalist. He belongs to the Rampur Sahaswan Gharana, and is the great grandson of Gharana founder Ustad Inayat Hussain. He received his initial training from his maternal grand-uncle, Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan. In April 1980, Rashid Khan joined the academy at the age of 14. By 1994, he was acknowledged as a musician at the academy. The Rampur-Sahaswan gayaki (style of singing) is closely related to the Gwaliorm Gharana. Rashid Khan has also experimented with fusing pure Hindustani music with lighter musical genres, e.g. in the Sufi fusion recording Naina Piya Se (songs of Amir Khusro), he was awarded the Padma Shri as well as the Sangeet Natak Academy.