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Fazal Qureshi, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Birwa Qureshi
Hometown: Mumbai
Age: 60 Years

 

Fazal Qureshi

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionIndian Classical Musician (Tabla Maestro)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGray
Career
Music 1993: Raga Darbari Kannada & Dhun in Rag Mishra Pilu
2013: Ley Lines
1979: Mynta (Swedish World band)

Fazal Qureshi with his band Mynta
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 February 1961
Age (as of 2021)60 Years
BirthplaceMumbai
Zodiac signAquarius
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai
Education QualificationBachelors of Law (Dropout)
College/UniversityGovernment Law College [1]
Wife/SpouseBirwa Qureshi

Birwa Qureshi
ChildrenSon: Azann
Daughter: Alia

Fazal Qureshi with his family
ParentsFather: Ustad Allah Rakha (Legendary Tabla Maestro)

Fazal Qureshi with Ustad Allah Rakha

Mother: Bavi Begum

Fazal Qureshi's Mother

SiblingsBrother: Ustad Zakir Hussain

Fazal Qureshi with tabla maestro Zakir Hussain

Brother: Taufiq Qureshi

Fasal Qureshi's Brother

Fazal Qureshi

 

Some Lesser Known Facts About Fazal Qureshi

  • Fazal Qureshi is an Indian tabla player and he is the son of  legendary tabla maestro Ustad Allah Rakha.
  • He is a younger brother of Ustad Zakir Hussain who inspired him to become a tabla player. He started learning to play tabla at the age of 15 whereas Zakir started playing when he was just 8 years old.

  • In 1987,  a swedish band named Mynta toured India when they teamed up with Fazal Qureshi and Shankar Mahadevan to form their new sound which led them to create a genre which they call ‘Nordic ice with Indian Spice’. The group have released over six albums and performed all over the world.

  • He dropped out of college in second year where he was pursuing bachelors in law so he could commit to play tabla full time.
  • Apart from being a classical trained musician, he has also ventured into jazz genre to explore the waters as he remembers his father in 60’s used to play with several jazz drummers and musicians.

  • Fazal, now runs Ustad Allah Rakha Institute of music. Students from all around the world come to learn from him as the classes are held in a large room in the Gala Building within the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Swimming Pool complex in Shivaji park.
Fazal Qureshi teaching at Ustad Allah Rakha Institute of Music

Fazal Qureshi teaching at Ustad Allah Rakha Institute of Music