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Ustad Johar Ali Khan

Ustad Johar Ali Khan is an Indian classical violinist. He is the son and disciple of Gohar Ali Khan of Rampur, and belongs to the Patiala Gharana of Rampur. His grandfather was Ali Baksh, the founder of Patiala Gharana. Johar Ali Khan represented India at the 60th anniversary of UNESCO in Paris, where he had composed music for melody of dialogue among Civilizations Association. He also represented India at the SAARC Summit in Bangladesh. He has performed or taught, as part of Indian government programs or through private organisations, in Nepal, Bangladesh,

England, Syria, Fiji, Djibouti, Addis Ababa, the Netherlands, Estonia, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Belgium, Finland, Sharjah, Dubai, several African countries, and Indonesia. Johar Ali Khan has composed music for the South Pacific Games on behalf of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi. Johar Ali Khan has performed for several government and non-government organizations. He was a member of the Advisory committee and General Assembly of the ICCR (2003–2019). He has created his own band, Sargam, with members from traditional musical families and Gharanas. He has also performed in Taj Mahotsav (2007) and Jhansi Mahotsav (2008) and performs regularly for the musical NGO “ SPIC MACAY”. He also performed for Sangeet Natak Academy, Sahitya Kala Parishad, All India Radio, Doordarshan, Punjab Heritage Festival, Rajasthan Sangeet Natya Academy, Rajeev Gandhi Kala Mandir (Goa), Shri Ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, European Union Cultural Week, and National Center for Performing Arts (Mumbai).